“Manon Lescaut” at the Easter Festival in Baden-Baden

The second year of the Easter Festival in Baden-Baden saw Simon Rattle make his debut conducting of a work by Giacomo Puccini. Eva-Maria Westbroek scored a triumph in the title role of the opera Manon Lescaut
(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

22 Apr 2014

Good bye Baden-Baden! Time to clean up after a wonderful, vibrant Easter Festival full of Music, laughter, great talks,…

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Philharmonia Quartet
Philharmonia Quartet
Christoph von der Nahmer and Cornelia Gartemann, violin, Julia Gartemann and Martin von der Nahmer, viola, Martin Menking and Knut Weber, cello
Christoph von der Nahmer and Cornelia Gartemann, violin, Julia Gartemann and Martin von der Nahmer, viola, Martin Menking and Knut Weber, cello

22 Apr 2014

Souvenir de Florence, the last chamber concert on Easter Monday at the LA8.

Photos: Monika Rittershaus

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

22 Apr 2014

Great concert debut and rehearsal with cellist Sol Gabetta.

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Udo Samel
Udo Samel
Alessandro Cappone, violin, Cordelia Höfer, piano
Alessandro Cappone, violin, Cordelia Höfer, piano
Manfred Preis, saxophone, Cordelia Höfer, piano
Manfred Preis, saxophone, Cordelia Höfer, piano
from left to right: Majella Stockhausen, piano, Cordelia Höfer, piano, Alessandro Cappone, violin, Götz Teutsch, founder of the Salon
from left to right: Majella Stockhausen, piano, Cordelia Höfer, piano, Alessandro Cappone, violin, Götz Teutsch, founder of the Salon

22 Apr 2014

No Easter Festival without Götz Teutsch’s Salon at the Baden-Baden theatre! Special guest: the magnificent Udo Samel.

Pho…

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

22 Apr 2014

Easter Sunday’s performance of the Tristan Vorspiel with the National Youth Orchestra of Germany was a huge success!…

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Andreas Blau, solo flute
Andreas Blau, solo flute

22 Apr 2014

Also a good tradition from last year: the Festival Lounge at the LA8 together with SWR Radio and arte. One of the guests…

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

20 Apr 2014

Happy and peaceful Easter for you and your families!

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

20 Apr 2014

Brahms concerto with the wonderful Anne-Sophie Mutter. We had a lot of joy at the rehearsal and concert.

Photos: Monika…

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
(Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
(Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
(Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
(Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
(Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
(Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
(Photo: Wikimedia commons/Carbonium)
(Photo: Wikimedia commons/Carbonium)

20 Apr 2014

Open singing with Simon Halsey and members of the Rundfunkchor Berlin at the Lounge. No further comments needed….

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(Photo: Robin Clewley)
(Photo: Robin Clewley)
(Photo: Jean-Baptitse Millot)
(Photo: Jean-Baptitse Millot)
Philipp Bohnen, Ulrich Knörzer and Raimar Orlovsky discuss with their young colleagues.
Philipp Bohnen, Ulrich Knörzer and Raimar Orlovsky discuss with their young colleagues.

19 Apr 2014

Photos: it was hard to find them on the photos!

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Janusz Widzyk, double bass
Janusz Widzyk, double bass
(Photo: Felix Broede)
(Photo: Felix Broede)
(Photo: Simon_Fowler)
(Photo: Simon_Fowler)
(Photo: Tony Matula)
(Photo: Tony Matula)

19 Apr 2014

Rehearsal impressions

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

19 Apr 2014

Varian-Fry-Quartet and Mezzo soprano Iris Vermillion at the beautiful Stiftskirche.

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(Photo: Lisa Marie Mazzucco)
(Photo: Lisa Marie Mazzucco)
(Photo: Sim Canetty-Clarke)
(Photo: Sim Canetty-Clarke)
(Photo: Alexander Vasiljev)
(Photo: Alexander Vasiljev)
(Photo: Felix Broede)
(Photo: Felix Broede)

19 Apr 2014

Musicians backstage preparing for the Musikfest on Thursday. Small space, but everybody found a place.

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(Photo: Marco Borggreve)
(Photo: Marco Borggreve)
(Photo: Manfred Esser)
(Photo: Manfred Esser)
(Photo: Giorgia Bertazzi)
(Photo: Giorgia Bertazzi)

19 Apr 2014

Time for Tango at the Malersaal/Dorint Hotel with the Philharmonic violas and double basses! Supported by trombonist…

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(Photo: promo)
(Photo: promo)
(Photo: promo)
(Photo: promo)
(Photo: ALON SPIEGEL)
(Photo: ALON SPIEGEL)
(Photo: ALON SPIEGEL)
(Photo: ALON SPIEGEL)

18 Apr 2014

Good Friday, our last St John Passion.

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(Photo: Lena Laine)
(Photo: Lena Laine)

17 Apr 2014

… and especially for conductor Duncan Ward!

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
(Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
(Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

17 Apr 2014

Our opera for children “Little Manon” was a challenge for singers…

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Gabor Tarkövi, trumpet and a string ensemble at the Florentinersaal
Gabor Tarkövi, trumpet and a string ensemble at the Florentinersaal
Andreas Buschatz, concertmaster, and Knut Weber, cello, at the Malersaal/Dorint hotel
Andreas Buschatz, concertmaster, and Knut Weber, cello, at the Malersaal/Dorint hotel
(Photo: privat)
(Photo: privat)

17 Apr 2014

Impressions from the various chamber music concerts on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Photos: Marcus Gernsbeck

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(Photo: Peter Hönnemann)
(Photo: Peter Hönnemann)

16 Apr 2014

A very dear and special guest: Pierre Boulez visited Zubin Mehta backstage and came to listen to the concert. A big…

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
 
(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

16 Apr 2014

..then play… both maestri try out the walking piano at the Toccarion.

…dann das Spiel… beide Künstler probieren das…

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

16 Apr 2014

…first work… a magnificent concert with Zubin Mehta and Yefim Bronfman.

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The Live Hang-Out at the Lounge from left to right: Matthew McDonald, Sarah Willis, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Jonathan Kelly, Aline Champion, Jesper Busk Sorensen
The Live Hang-Out at the Lounge from left to right: Matthew McDonald, Sarah Willis, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Jonathan Kelly, Aline Champion, Jesper Busk Sorensen
From left to right: Sarah Willis, Horn and moderation, Jakob von Bernstorff, Technique, Eva-Maria Westbroek, soprano, Ruby and Jonathan Kelly, solo-oboe
From left to right: Sarah Willis, Horn and moderation, Jakob von Bernstorff, Technique, Eva-Maria Westbroek, soprano, Ruby and Jonathan Kelly, solo-oboe

15 Apr 2014

Photos: She took her beauty nap during the lounge and was only back up for this photo.

Photos: Monika Rittershaus

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Luis Felipe Coelho, 1st violin, and Majella Stockhausen, piano
Luis Felipe Coelho, 1st violin, and Majella Stockhausen, piano
Raphael Haeger, conductor
Raphael Haeger, conductor

15 Apr 2014

In front of pictures of the French artist JR a very special chamber music concert took place yesterday at the Museum…

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

15 Apr 2014

Yesterday Sir Simon, Andreas Mölich-Zebhauser and Peter Sellars gave a press conference. They announced the next season…

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
(Photo: Marc Campa)
(Photo: Marc Campa)

15 Apr 2014

“Roaring Twenties” in Baden Baden! The twenties were an exciting time in the arts - also in Baden-Baden. At the Easter…

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The winning team
The winning team
1:0 Andreas Ottensamer
1:0 Andreas Ottensamer
2:0 Christoph von der Nahmer
2:0 Christoph von der Nahmer
Berliner Philharmoniker and BJO together after the match
Berliner Philharmoniker and BJO together after the match

14 Apr 2014

The match is over… Berliner Philharmoniker won 11:1 against the Bundesjugendorchester. Everybody had great fun!

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

14 Apr 2014

A happy team received standing ovations for Sunday evening’s performance of St. John Passion.

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(Photo: Zohar Ron)
(Photo: Zohar Ron)
(Photo: Janine Guldener)
(Photo: Janine Guldener)
(Photo: Mathias Bothor)
(Photo: Mathias Bothor)

14 Apr 2014

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(Photo: Marco Borggreve)
(Photo: Marco Borggreve)
(Photo: Marco Borggreve)
(Photo: Marco Borggreve)
(Photo: Johs Bøe)
(Photo: Johs Bøe)

13 Apr 2014

Backstage means this year: being outside!

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(Photo: Julien Mignot)
(Photo: Julien Mignot)
(Photo: Benjamin Ealovega)
(Photo: Benjamin Ealovega)
(Photo: Benjamin Ealovega)
(Photo: Benjamin Ealovega)

13 Apr 2014

Bicycle, Bicycle… I want to ride my bicycle!

Photos: Monika Rittershaus

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(Photo: Felix Broede)
(Photo: Felix Broede)

13 Apr 2014

Tomorrow we will keep on the good tradition (2nd year!) of having a Live-Hang-Out in the Lounge with horn player Sarah…

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(Photo: Giorgia Bertazzi)
(Photo: Giorgia Bertazzi)

13 Apr 2014

Today is also the evening of our football match against our god children from the German Youth Orchestra…

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(Photo: promo)
(Photo: promo)
(Photo: Alon Spiegel)
(Photo: Alon Spiegel)
(Photo: Giorgia Bertazzi)
(Photo: Giorgia Bertazzi)
(Photo: Chirstoph Koestlin)
(Photo: Chirstoph Koestlin)

13 Apr 2014

Today it’s time for St. John Passion, directed by Peter Sellars. Backstage impressions from the dress rehearsal.

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
(Photo: promo)
(Photo: promo)
(Photo: promo)
(Photo: promo)

12 Apr 2014

Flowers everywhere! Baden-Baden is in full bloom for today’s premiere of “Manon Lescaut”. We are ready to start this…

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(Photo: Giorgia Bertazzi)
(Photo: Giorgia Bertazzi)
Director Peter Sellars at work with the ensemble
Director Peter Sellars at work with the ensemble
Roderick Williams, Magdalena Kožená, Mark Padmore
Roderick Williams, Magdalena Kožená, Mark Padmore
Roderick Williams, Magdalena Kožená, Mark Padmore
Roderick Williams, Magdalena Kožená, Mark Padmore
Sir Simon Rattle
Sir Simon Rattle
Christian Gerhaher, Mark Padmore
Christian Gerhaher, Mark Padmore
(Photo: Monika Schulz)
(Photo: Monika Schulz)
Ulrich Wolff
Ulrich Wolff
(Photo: Benjamin Ealovega)
(Photo: Benjamin Ealovega)
(Photo: Giorgia Bertazzi)
(Photo: Giorgia Bertazzi)

11 Apr 2014

Rerun of a success story: A few weeks ago, the Berliner Philharmoniker, Simon Rattle and director Peter Sellars…

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11 Apr 2014

In the “Concerts to go” series of our Education Programme, musicians of the Berliner Philharmoniker go on mini-tour…

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

09 Apr 2014

Photos: everything that makes opera so wonderful can be found in Puccini’s Manon Lescaut. Our photos from the…

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
(Photo: Thomas Aurin)
(Photo: Thomas Aurin)

09 Apr 2014

Child’s play at the Easter Festival: Felicitas Clamor-Hofmeister and Eva-Maria Tomasi at the Toccarion, children’s…

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Yumino Weber (cello), Geysa Santos (viola), Michiko Yamada (violin)
Yumino Weber (cello), Geysa Santos (viola), Michiko Yamada (violin)
Michiko Yamada (violin), Fanny Robilliard (violin), Geysa Santos (viola), Yumino Weber (cello)
Michiko Yamada (violin), Fanny Robilliard (violin), Geysa Santos (viola), Yumino Weber (cello)

09 Apr 2014

Musicians playing musicians: In the stage orchestra of our Manon Lescaut, four members of our Orchestra Academy have a…

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

08 Apr 2014

The making of a selfie:Our horn section in the orchestra pit of the FestspielhausUnsere Horngruppe im Orchestergraben…

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