“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
Gunars Upatnieks
Martin Menking
Edicson Ruiz
Jelka Weber
Sir Simon Rattle
Olaf Maninger
Matthew McDonald
Stephan Koncz, Rachel Helleur
Jonathan Kelly (who celebrated his birthday in Baden-Baden), Andreas Wittmann
Joaquín Riquelme García

08 Apr 2014

Approaching Manon Lescaut: For the first time in their history, the Berliner Philharmoniker play Puccini’s opera. Impressions from the rehearsals at the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus.

Photos: Monika Rittershaus

(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

07 Apr 2014

First impressions of the rehearsals at the Festspielhaus: Eva-Maria Westbroek - our Manon - with director Sir Richard Eyre; Sir Simon Rattle in the scenery for the last act. Javier Azanza Ribes, percussionist with our Orchestra Academy, probably has the best view of the stage.

Photos: Monika Rittershaus

(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

07 Apr 2014

We have arrived in Baden-Baden! The first good news: spring is here, too. The Festspielhaus leaves no doubt about the main work of this year’s festival: Puccini’s Manon Lescaut. Here you see the first props.

Photos: Monika Rittershaus