First Easter Festival in Baden-Baden with Mozart’s “Magic Flute”

After moving from Salzburg, the 2013 Easter Festival took place in Baden-Baden for the first time. The main event was the production of Mozart’s Magic Flute – the first staged performance of the opera for both the Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle.
(Photo: manolopress)

04 Apr 2013

The other Magic Flute at the Easter Festival: as a children’s opera of the Education Programme

Photos: manolopress

(Photo: Jochen Klenk)

03 Apr 2013

Old story told anew: Pauline Viardot’s Cendrillon (Cinderella) as an education project at the Easter Festival.

Photos: Jochen Klenk

(Photo: Andrea Kremper)
Pavol Breslik (Tamino), Kate Royal (Pamina)
Rundfunkchor Berlin
Aurelius Sängerknaben Calw
Michael Nagy (Papageno), Regula Mühlemann (Papagena)

03 Apr 2013

Some of the darker moments in Robert Carsen’s stage production of The Magic Flute at the Baden-Baden Easter Festival.

Photos: Andrea Kremper

Ein weiterer Schnappschuss von unserem Zusammentreffen mit dem Bundesjugendorchester

02 Apr 2013

Another snapshot of our get-together with the Bundesjugendorchester (National Youth Orchestra of Germany)

(Photo: Jakob von Bernstorff)
(Photo: Andrea Kremper)

01 Apr 2013

TODAY LIVE FROM THE EASTER FESTIVAL4:30 p.m. (Berlin time) / 10:30 a.m. (New York) / 11:30 p.m. (Tokyo): Live Web chat with Daishin Kashimoto, Emmanuel Pahud, Maja Avramović and Sarah WillisGo to live Web chat

6:15 p.m. (Berlin time) / 12:15 p.m. (New York): Sir Simon Rattle conducts The Magic FluteGo to webcast

Photos: Jakob von Bernstorff

Musiker von heute und morgen: Die Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle und das Bundesjugendorchester musizieren gemeinsam beim Musikfest der Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden.
With horn players Sarah Willis and Stefan Dohr
The 12 Cellists of the Berliner Philharmoniker and the Berlin Philharmonic Brass Ensemble at the Musikfest

01 Apr 2013

Musicians of today and tomorrow: The Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle and the Bundesjugendorchester (National Youth Orchestra of Germany) join forces at a Musikfest of the Easter Festival in Baden-Baden.

30 Mar 2013

Welcome to our live Web chat!

To celebrate our first Berliner Philharmoniker video blog, we invite you to a Live Lounge, where Daishin Kashimoto, Emmanuel Pahud, Maja Avramović and Sarah Willis will be talking about the new Easter Festival in Baden Baden and life in the Berliner Philharmoniker.

You can watch in real time and join in with your questions via live Web chat. We will be streaming this exclusive Live Lounge on: 1 April, 4:30 p.m. Berlin time / 10:30 a.m. New York / 11:30 p.m. Tokyo.

Go to live Web chatWillkommen zu unserem Live-Chat!

Zum Live-Chat

(Photo: Andrea Kremper)

30 Mar 2013

There are various ways to watch live this Monday our next performance of The Magic Flute: on the Internet in the Digital Concert Hall and in selected cinemas. TV broadcasts are available on 3sat in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and on NHK in Japan.

Internet: www.digitalconcerthall.com/concert/3443Cinema / Kino: www.myscreenevent.com/index.php

Photos: Andrea Kremper

(Photo: Photo: Robert Leibl)

30 Mar 2013

A touch of spring at the Easter FestivalFrühlingsahnung bei den Osterfestspielen

Photos:  Robert Leibl

(Photo: Andrea Kremper)

29 Mar 2013

This Monday live in the Digital Concert Hall: The Magic Flute live from the Baden-Baden Easter Festival. More at www.digitalconcerthall.com/concert/3443

Photos: Andrea Kremper

(Photo: Markus Weidmann)

28 Mar 2013

Family reunion: principal flute Andreas Blau with stage props for The Magic Flute

Photos: Markus Weidmann

Holm Birkholz, violin, with dancer Emi Hariyama at Museum Frieder Burda
Cornelia Gartemann, violin, Martin von der Nahmer, viola, and David Riniker, cello, at the Stiftskirche Baden-Baden

28 Mar 2013

Another special feature of the Easter Festival: The “Master Concerts” series with various ensembles at various venues.

Photos: manolopress

(Photo: Stephanie Schweigert)

27 Mar 2013

Great soloist, great concert: Maxim Vengerov is back! Impressions of his performance of Brahms’ Violin Concerto with Andris Nelsons conducting.

Photos: Stephanie Schweigert

(Photo: Sarah Willis)
(Photo: Markus Weidmann)

27 Mar 2013

Snakes, lawn and instruments or Magic tubas and bassoons

credit Sarah Willis

Pavol Breslik (Tamino)
Pavol Breslik (Tamino)
Michael Nagy (Papageno), Sir Simon Rattle
Kate Royal (Pamina)
Pavol Breslik (Tamino), Annick Massis (1st Lady), Magdalena Kožená (2nd Lady), Nathalie Stutzmann (3rd Lady)
Ana Durlovski (The Queen of Night)
Pavol Breslik (Tamino), Michael Nagy (Papageno), Annick Massis (1st Lady) Magdalena Kožená (2nd Lady) Nathalie Stutzmann (3rd Lady)

26 Mar 2013

Mozart’s Magic Flute at the Baden-Baden Easter Festival, 2013. Direction: Robert Carsen; Stage: Michael Levine  

Photos: Andrea Kremper

(Photo: Markus Weidmann)

26 Mar 2013

Rehearsing Mahler: The Berliner Philharmoniker and Simon Rattle prepare for their performance of the “Resurrection” Symphony. The last picture shows the offstage ensemble of the fifth movement.

Photos: Markus Weidmann

Auferstehung: Die Berliner Philharmoniker spielen Mahlers Zweite Symphonie bei ihrem ersten Konzert der Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden, mit Sir Simon Rattle und Chorleiter Simon Halsey, Sonntag, 24. März.

25 Mar 2013

Resurrection: The Berliner Philharmoniker play Mahler’s Second Symphony at their first concert of the Baden-Baden Easter Festival with Sir Simon Rattle and chorus master Simon Halsey, Sunday 24 March.

(Photo: Sarah Willis)

25 Mar 2013

They let you take part online: the team behind our video blog from the Easter Festival.

Photos: Sarah Willis

(Photo: Marcus Gernsbeck)

25 Mar 2013

Splendid Baden-Baden! The Athenäum-Quartett, consisting of members of the Berliner Philharmoniker, plays Dvořák at Florentiner-Saal in the famous casino.

Photos: Marcus Gernsbeck

(Photo: Andrea Kremper)

21 Mar 2013

Dress rehearsal for The Magic Flute: Simon Rattle and our Papageno, Michael Nagy (this time from front view).

Photos: Andrea Kremper

(Photo: Photos: Andrea Kremper (Rattle), manolopress (concert))

20 Mar 2013

Start of work in Baden-Baden: Simon Rattle and Michael Nagy (Papageno) during the rehearsals for The Magic Flute and members of the orchestra at a concert of our education programme in a residential home for seniors.

Photos:  Andrea Kremper (Rattle), manolopress (concert)

(Photo: Sebastian Felser)

19 Mar 2013

“Welcome to Baden-Baden!” At a reception at the town hall, members of the orchestra sign the visitor’s book.

Photos: Sebastian Felser