Easter Festival 2018 in Baden-Baden

The 2018 Easter Festival of the Berliner Philharmoniker in Baden-Baden is built around Richard Wagner’s Parsifal. This masterwork is conducted by Sir Simon Rattle and directed by Dieter Dorn. There are of course also a lot of orchestra concerts, chamber music, a children’s opera, a chamber opera and various musical activities throughout the beautiful town of Baden-Baden. This year also marks the last Easter Festival for Sir Simon Rattle as chief conductor of our orchestra.

 

Final applause
(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

04 Apr 2018

... and farewell from this year's Easter Festival...

... Sir Simon's last edition as chief conductor of our orchestra. We had a wonderful time! Big thank you to the team of…

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Gerald Finley as Amfortas
(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

04 Apr 2018

Farewell from a wonderful cast

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Luis Felipe Coelho, 1st violin
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04 Apr 2018

Dernière Parsifal

Last performance of Parsifal in Baden-Baden...

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Lunch concert in Berlin...
(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

02 Apr 2018

The circle is complete

...  a packed house in Berlin as well as in Baden-Baden: Chamber music with Cornelia Gartemann and Christoph von der…

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Final chord
(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

02 Apr 2018

Second concert with Krystian Zimerman

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Kotowa Machida, violin, Cordelia Höfer, piano, and Götz Teutsch, inventor of the salon and narrator
(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

02 Apr 2018

Philharmonic salon

... at the Orangerie of Brenner's Park-Hotel

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

02 Apr 2018

Easter bunny looks for hiding places

Happy Easter from everybody here in Baden-Baden!

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Stephan Koncz, cello
(Photo: Photos Monika Rittershaus)

02 Apr 2018

Concert with Vilde Frang and Ivan Fischer

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Ho-Hsuan Feng and Alican Süner, violin, Xingyuan Xu, viola, Simon Eberle, cello, Cristiana Custódio and Christopher Williams, French horn
(Photo: Andrea Kremper)

02 Apr 2018

Chamber music with scholars of our Karajan-Akademie at the Malersaal of the Dorint hotel

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

01 Apr 2018

Good bye-Lounge with Fergus McWilliam

This is the last Easter Festival for Fergus McWilliam as Berliner Philharmoniker. Unbelievable, but true: he has reached…

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Moderator and principal double bass: Matthew McDonald
(Photo: Photos Monika Rittershaus)

01 Apr 2018

Trout Quintet

A master concert at the Runder Saal of the Casino

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Daishin Kashimoto, violin, Markus Groh, piano, Knut Weber, cello, and Andreas Ottensamer, clarinet
(Photo: Photos Andrea Kremper)

31 Mar 2018

Master concerts in Bühl and the Spitalkirche

Messiaen's Quatuor pour la fin du temps was performed at the Bürgerhaus Bühl. Scholars of the Karajan Academy played at…

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Berliner Barocksolisten and Daishin Kashimoto
(Photo: Andrea Kremper)

31 Mar 2018

Musikfest with a special moment for Sir Simon

At the end of this year's Musikfest Sir Simon Rattle became honorary conductor of the National Youth Orchestra of…

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Team meeting with the bosses. Sir Simon and General Manager Andrea Zietzschmann were there despite the weather!
(Photo: Photos Stefan Stahnke)

30 Mar 2018

Football

Another tradition: The football match between our orchestra and our godchildren of the BJO. Also traditiional: the bad…

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Sir Simon
(Photo: Manolopress Michael Bode)

30 Mar 2018

Rehearsal with the BJO (National Youth Orchestra of Germany) and Sir Simon

... another good tradition: Our collaboration with the BJO at the Easter Festival.

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Manfred Preis and Holm Birkholz on sound expedition at the Museum Frieder Burda
(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

30 Mar 2018

Master concerts

A good tradition during the Easter Festival: chamber music ensembles playing master concerts all over Baden-Baden

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Krystian Zimerman and Sir Simon Rattle
(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

29 Mar 2018

Rehearsal and concert with Krystian Zimerman

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(Photo: Photos Stefan Stahnke)

29 Mar 2018

The sun is back!

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(Photo: Photos Monika Rittershaus)

29 Mar 2018

Concert with Gerald Finley and Daniel Harding

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(Photo: Photos Stefan Stahnke)

28 Mar 2018

Baden-Baden inhabitants

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(Photo: Photos Monika Rittershaus)

28 Mar 2018

Concert with Elina Garanca

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28 Mar 2018

Rehearsal for the TV broadcast

Seen from above by Monika Rittershaus

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Dieter Dorn and his Team
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27 Mar 2018

Applause after Parsifal

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Ruxandra Donose, Kundry
(Photo: Photos Monika Rittershaus)

27 Mar 2018

Parsifal

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Baden-Baden Festspielhaus
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27 Mar 2018

View into the pit

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Luis Felipe Coelho, 1st violin
(Photo: Photos Monika Rittershaus)

27 Mar 2018

Backstage with the orchestra

Downstairs

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(Photo: Photos Monika Rittershaus)

27 Mar 2018

Before the first night of Parsifal

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Wind quintet of the BJO
(Photo: Photos Stefan Stahnke)

27 Mar 2018

Street music

Sunday shopping with music: Members of the German National Youth Orchestra and the Philharmonia Choir Vienna performed…

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Marcel Brunner, Knappe, and Alina Wunderlin, Parceval

26 Mar 2018

Ritter Parceval at the theatre

Monika Rittershaus has seen this year's Children's Opera

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Rüdiger Liebermann, 1st violin and Stroh violin
(Photo: Photos Monika Rittershaus)

26 Mar 2018

In the orchestra pit at the children's opera

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(Photo: Photos Monika Rittershaus)

26 Mar 2018

Before the Children's Opera: Backstage at the theatre

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Oliver Jacobs, Podestà, and Victoria Kunze, Sandrina.
(Photo: Alle Fotos Monika Rittershaus)

25 Mar 2018

View on the stage of our chamber opera

... and on stage.

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Simon Rössler conducts our Karajan-Akademie

25 Mar 2018

La Finta Giardiniera

Before the first night of our chamber opera La finta Giardiniera, Monika Rittershaus gives a sneak preview from the…

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Laurentiu Dinca, first violin, observes percussionist Simon Rössler studying his score.
(Photo: Photos Monika Rittershaus)

25 Mar 2018

Rehearsal impressions

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Martin von der Nahmer, viola, and Christoph von der Nahmer, violin, explain the differences of their instruments.
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25 Mar 2018

Outreach concert

A good tradition in Baden-Baden: Outreach concerts to social facilities, schools and refugee homes. This one took place…

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Sir Simon talking to first concertmasters Daniel Stabrawa and Noah Bendix-Balgley and first principal cellist Ludwig Quandt

24 Mar 2018

Backstage at the Festspielhaus

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Sir Simon

24 Mar 2018

First concert rehearsals

Besides the opera we also have a lot of concerts going on during the Easter Festival. Rehearsals have started, Monika…

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Simon Rössler

24 Mar 2018

The bells

Always the same question with Parsifal: How to deal with the bells? Here is Sir Simon's solution, photographed by Monika…

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(Photo: Photos Monika Rittershaus)

22 Mar 2018

Rail steel instead of grail deal

Horst Weitzmann, long time patron of the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, invited our orchestra on a free day to a visit of…

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Madeleine Carruzzo, 1st violin

22 Mar 2018

From above

Monika Rittershaus always finds new perspectives

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