The “Rosenkavalier” and “La Damnation de Faust” at the Easter Festival in Baden-Baden

With Richard Strauss’ Rosenkavalier and Hector Berlioz’ La Damnation de Faust, the 2015 Easter Festival in Baden-Baden featured brilliantly orchestrated music drama works. In Berlioz’ setting of Goethe, the mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato was singled out for particular praise.
(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
Selfie with conductor
Selfie with conductor
(Photo: ACT/Wesenberg)
(Photo: ACT/Wesenberg)
Cello cases
Cello cases
Orchestra academists Georg Pfirsch, Anna Matz and Yumino Weber in the pit for our Chamber opera
Orchestra academists Georg Pfirsch, Anna Matz and Yumino Weber in the pit for our Chamber opera
Stanley Dodds conducting the Chamber opera
Stanley Dodds conducting the Chamber opera
Isabelle Faust and timpanist Wieland Welzel discuss the cadenza
Isabelle Faust and timpanist Wieland Welzel discuss the cadenza
Jonathan Schwarz (BJO) and Rüdiger Liebermann with a firm handshake after the joint concert
Jonathan Schwarz (BJO) and Rüdiger Liebermann with a firm handshake after the joint concert
Another firm handshake between Igor Levit and Riccardo Chailly
Another firm handshake between Igor Levit and Riccardo Chailly

10 Apr 2015

See you again in Baden-Baden 2016! We had a great time this year and look forward to the next Easter Festival!

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Rita Varga and Alice Fuder
Rita Varga and Alice Fuder
Magnus Piontek and Alice Fuder
Magnus Piontek and Alice Fuder

10 Apr 2015

The little Rosenkavalier for children plays on a flower medow. If could not be in Baden-Baden you will have the chance…

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Ludwig Quandt, Emmanuel Pahud, Eric Le Sage
Ludwig Quandt, Emmanuel Pahud, Eric Le Sage
Daishin Kashimoto, Ludwig Quandt, Wenzel Fuchs, Emmanuel Pahud, Eric Le Sage
Daishin Kashimoto, Ludwig Quandt, Wenzel Fuchs, Emmanuel Pahud, Eric Le Sage

06 Apr 2015

Great cast for our last Meisterkonzert on Easter Monday.

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Sir Simon Rattle
Sir Simon Rattle
Who're not regular members of the BJO's double bass group?
Who're not regular members of the BJO's double bass group?
(Photo: Günter Breitegger)
(Photo: Günter Breitegger)
(Photo: Günter Breitegger)
(Photo: Günter Breitegger)
Karl-Heinz Steffens conducting Tschaikowsky
Karl-Heinz Steffens conducting Tschaikowsky

06 Apr 2015

Great Easter concert with our godchildren from the German National Youth Orchestra! Extra Thank You to Karl-Heinz…

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
Klaus played the most famous solo parts for 3rd horn
Klaus played the most famous solo parts for 3rd horn
Klaus Wallendorf and Lotte Thaler
Klaus Wallendorf and Lotte Thaler

06 Apr 2015

This year at the “Good bye”-Lounge: Klaus Wallendorf, French horn player and poet.

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06 Apr 2015

How many musicians fit into the Malersaal at the Dorint? We think: 13! The Philharmonic Camerata played their…

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
(Photo: Danny Clinch)
(Photo: Danny Clinch)

05 Apr 2015

Masters at work: Riccardo Chailly and Igor Levit. Igor stepped in on short notice for the indisposed Martha Argerich.…

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(Photo: Stephanie Schweigert)
(Photo: Stephanie Schweigert)

05 Apr 2015

Today last performance of our Chamber opera - this year definitely operette - “Die Prinzessin von Trapezunt” at the…

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05 Apr 2015

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Blechbläserensemble der Berliner Philharmoniker
Blechbläserensemble der Berliner Philharmoniker
Barocksolisten mit Anna Prohaska, Sopran, und Isabelle Druet, Mezzo
Barocksolisten mit Anna Prohaska, Sopran, und Isabelle Druet, Mezzo
Schuberts Gesang der Geister über den Wassern mit den Männern des Philharmonia Chores Wien
Schuberts Gesang der Geister über den Wassern mit den Männern des Philharmonia Chores Wien
Strauss Metamorphosen
Strauss Metamorphosen

04 Apr 2015

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Rüdiger Liebermann, 1st violin
Rüdiger Liebermann, 1st violin
Ludwig Quandt, 1st solo cello
Ludwig Quandt, 1st solo cello
Christoph Hartmann
Christoph Hartmann
Matthew Hunter, viola
Matthew Hunter, viola
Michael Karg, double bass, Matthew McDonald, 1st solo double bass
Michael Karg, double bass, Matthew McDonald, 1st solo double bass
Europa Akademie as rehearsal space
Europa Akademie as rehearsal space

04 Apr 2015

…and part 2.

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Simon Rattle
Simon Rattle
Stanley Dodds and Helena Madoka Berg, 2nd violins
Stanley Dodds and Helena Madoka Berg, 2nd violins
Klaus Wallendorf, French horn
Klaus Wallendorf, French horn
Ulrich Knörzer, viola
Ulrich Knörzer, viola
Marie-Pierre Langlamet, harp
Marie-Pierre Langlamet, harp
Raphael Haeger, percussion
Raphael Haeger, percussion

04 Apr 2015

Rehearsal with our godchildren from Germany’s National Youth Orchestra part 1…

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
Thomas Timm, Romano Tommasini, Wolfgang Talirz, Tatjana Vassiljewa, Wenzel Fuchs
Thomas Timm, Romano Tommasini, Wolfgang Talirz, Tatjana Vassiljewa, Wenzel Fuchs

03 Apr 2015

The Philharmonic String Quintet as Quartet and Clarinet Quintet at the beautiful Florentinersaal.

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

03 Apr 2015

The Easter Festival is everywhere in Baden-Baden…

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Zoltan Almasi scores the 1-0 for the BPhil
Zoltan Almasi scores the 1-0 for the BPhil
1-1!
1-1!
The weather was... uhm...developable...
The weather was... uhm...developable...
Fan group: Stefan and Lucky Dohr with conductor Karl-Heinz Steffens (our former solo clarinet). Mr. Steffens had to cheer for both teams, as he is currently conducting the BJO.
Fan group: Stefan and Lucky Dohr with conductor Karl-Heinz Steffens (our former solo clarinet). Mr. Steffens had to cheer for both teams, as he is currently conducting the BJO.
Amihai Grosz in action, part 1
Amihai Grosz in action, part 1
Andreas Ottensamer (scored the 2-2)
Andreas Ottensamer (scored the 2-2)
Amihai Grosz in action, part 2
Amihai Grosz in action, part 2
The final team
(Photo: photo)
The final team
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02 Apr 2015

Time for our annual sports column: the traditional football match between our orchestra and the German National Youth…

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
Knut Weber, Peter Riegelbauer, Raphael Haeger
Knut Weber, Peter Riegelbauer, Raphael Haeger
Marlene Ito, Guillaume Jehl, Knut Weber, Thomas Leyendecker, Raphael Haeger, Peter Riegelbauer
Marlene Ito, Guillaume Jehl, Knut Weber, Thomas Leyendecker, Raphael Haeger, Peter Riegelbauer
Marlene Ito, Knut Weber, Alvaro Parra
Marlene Ito, Knut Weber, Alvaro Parra

01 Apr 2015

A salon version of our orchestra as film orchestra for the silent movie “Rosenkavalier” with the original score of…

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Daniel Stabrawa, Christian Stadelmann, Neithard Resa, Dietmar Schwalker
Daniel Stabrawa, Christian Stadelmann, Neithard Resa, Dietmar Schwalker

01 Apr 2015

Four masters in conversation - the Philharmonia Quartett at the Stiftskirche.

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The weather is made for indoor activities such as listening to great music!
The weather is made for indoor activities such as listening to great music!
Anna Prohaska
Anna Prohaska
Magdalena Kožená and Anja Harteros
Magdalena Kožená and Anja Harteros
Carole Wilson and Stefan Margita
Carole Wilson and Stefan Margita
Magdalena Kožená
Magdalena Kožená
Irmgard Vilsmair, Anna Prohaska, Peter Rose
Irmgard Vilsmair, Anna Prohaska, Peter Rose

31 Mar 2015

Noch ein paar Rosenkavalier-Impressionen von Monika Rittershaus…

Impressions from Rosenkavalier by Monika Rittershaus…

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
(Photo: Jean-Baptiste Millot)
(Photo: Jean-Baptiste Millot)

31 Mar 2015

Martin Stegner, viola, Alvaro Parra, violin and Tomoko Takahashi, piano, at their Master concert at the Museum Frieder…

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Philipp Bohnen and Marlene Ito, violins, Martin von der Nahmer, viola and Rachel Helleur, cello
Philipp Bohnen and Marlene Ito, violins, Martin von der Nahmer, viola and Rachel Helleur, cello

31 Mar 2015

Monday’s Master concert with the Varian Fry Quartett at the Spitalkirche.

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Joyce DiDonato, Charles Castronovo, Sir Simon Rattle, Ludovic Tezier
Joyce DiDonato, Charles Castronovo, Sir Simon Rattle, Ludovic Tezier
Joyce DiDonato gave her Berlin Philharmonic debut with this concert - amazing!
Joyce DiDonato gave her Berlin Philharmonic debut with this concert - amazing!
Edwin Crossley-Mercer, Sir Simon Rattle
Edwin Crossley-Mercer, Sir Simon Rattle
Edwin Crossley-Mercer with members of the Stuttgart Opera's children's choir
Edwin Crossley-Mercer with members of the Stuttgart Opera's children's choir
That's what we call a full stage...
That's what we call a full stage...
Amihai Grosz, solo viola, preparing for his big solo with Joyce DiDonato
Amihai Grosz, solo viola, preparing for his big solo with Joyce DiDonato
Dominik Wollenweber, English horn, gets his well deserved solo applause
Dominik Wollenweber, English horn, gets his well deserved solo applause

30 Mar 2015

Another highlight here in Baden-Baden: La damnation de Faust by Hector Berlioz with phantastic soloists.

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Peter Matic
Peter Matic
Andreas Ottensamer, Cordelia Höfer, Götz Teutsch, Stephan Koncz
Andreas Ottensamer, Cordelia Höfer, Götz Teutsch, Stephan Koncz
Cornelia Gartemann, Cordelia Höfer, Stephan Koncz, Andreas Ottensamer
Cornelia Gartemann, Cordelia Höfer, Stephan Koncz, Andreas Ottensamer
The 'Salon team' Baden-Baden 2015
The 'Salon team' Baden-Baden 2015

30 Mar 2015

Meanwhile a real tradition: our Salon concert at the beautiful theatre in Baden-Baden.

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

30 Mar 2015

Our partnership with Deutsche Bank has been extended on Friday for 5 more years. We are very happy!

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

29 Mar 2015

…and Beethoven’s violin concerto with the wonderful Isabelle Faust.

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Noah Bendix-Balgley, Madeleine Carruzzo, Bernard Haitink, Christoph Streuli, Christophe Horak
Noah Bendix-Balgley, Madeleine Carruzzo, Bernard Haitink, Christoph Streuli, Christophe Horak
Egor Egorkin, Jelka Weber, Andreas Blau, Jonathan Kelly
Egor Egorkin, Jelka Weber, Andreas Blau, Jonathan Kelly
Stefan Dohr
Stefan Dohr

29 Mar 2015

A concert to be remembered for a long time: Beethoven’s 6th symphony with Bernard Haitink…

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Matthew McDonald, Sarah Willis, Joyce DiDonato, Albrecht Mayer, Fergus McWilliam, Jesper Busk Sorensen
Matthew McDonald, Sarah Willis, Joyce DiDonato, Albrecht Mayer, Fergus McWilliam, Jesper Busk Sorensen
Roses everwhere!
Roses everwhere!

29 Mar 2015

Everybody had great fun at our Live Hang-Out from the Lounge in Baden-Baden! Our musicians even serenaded Joyce…

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Webern, Rilke Songs: Andreas Ottensamer, clarinet, Duncan Ward, conductor, Stefan Dohr, french horn, Anna Prohaska, soprano, Tamas Velenczei, trumpet
Webern, Rilke Songs: Andreas Ottensamer, clarinet, Duncan Ward, conductor, Stefan Dohr, french horn, Anna Prohaska, soprano, Tamas Velenczei, trumpet
Gustav Mahler, 'Des Knaben Wunderhorn', arranged by Andreas Tarkmann: Anna Prohaska, Jose Gallardo (piano), Andreas Ottensamer, Stefan Dohr
Gustav Mahler, 'Des Knaben Wunderhorn', arranged by Andreas Tarkmann: Anna Prohaska, Jose Gallardo (piano), Andreas Ottensamer, Stefan Dohr
Anton Webern, conert for nine insturments: Luis Felipe Coelho, Amihai Grosz, Egor Egorkin, Jonathan Kelly, Jose Gallardo, Duncan Ward, Andreas Ottensamer, Stefan Dohr, Tamas Velenczei, Olaf Ott
Anton Webern, conert for nine insturments: Luis Felipe Coelho, Amihai Grosz, Egor Egorkin, Jonathan Kelly, Jose Gallardo, Duncan Ward, Andreas Ottensamer, Stefan Dohr, Tamas Velenczei, Olaf Ott

29 Mar 2015

After her acclaimed “Sophie” Anna Prohaska performed at a “Master Concert” in the Weinbrennersaal with members of our…

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(Photo: Stas Levshin)
(Photo: Stas Levshin)
...and Charles Castronovo
...and Charles Castronovo
....and Amihai Grosz
....and Amihai Grosz

28 Mar 2015

You’re not Simon Rattle, Charles Castronovo or Amihai Grosz, but would love to ask Joyce DiDonato some questions? Or…

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Anna Prohaska hugging Magdelana Kožená
Anna Prohaska hugging Magdelana Kožená
Sir Simon Rattle with the two cousins Clemens Unterreiner (left) and Knut Weber (right)
Sir Simon Rattle with the two cousins Clemens Unterreiner (left) and Knut Weber (right)
Brigitte Fassbaender and Joyce DiDonato as audience member
Brigitte Fassbaender and Joyce DiDonato as audience member

28 Mar 2015

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

28 Mar 2015

Final applause

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Brigitte Fassbaender
Brigitte Fassbaender
Sir Simon Rattle
Sir Simon Rattle
Anja Harteros and Magdalena Kožená
Anja Harteros and Magdalena Kožená
Anna Prohaska
Anna Prohaska
Peter Rose
Peter Rose

28 Mar 2015

During the first night…

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
(Photo: Jens Gerber)
(Photo: Jens Gerber)

28 Mar 2015

Before the first night…

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

28 Mar 2015

Brigitte Fassbaender was the star of yesterday’s Lounge at the LA8 answering questions from the audience and Andreas…

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Magdalena Kožená (Octavian) and Anja Harteros (Marschallin)
Magdalena Kožená (Octavian) and Anja Harteros (Marschallin)
Anja Harteros, Stefan Margita (Valzacchi), Lawrence Brownlee (Sänger), Peter Rose (Ochs)
Anja Harteros, Stefan Margita (Valzacchi), Lawrence Brownlee (Sänger), Peter Rose (Ochs)
Anna Prohaska (Sophie), Peter Rose (Ochs)
Anna Prohaska (Sophie), Peter Rose (Ochs)
(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

26 Mar 2015

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(Photo: Alicia Grosson)
(Photo: Alicia Grosson)
Cellist Knut Weber and Raphael Haeger
Cellist Knut Weber and Raphael Haeger
Happy Birthday Marlene Ito!
Happy Birthday Marlene Ito!

25 Mar 2015

A chamber orchestra of the Berliner Philharmoniker will play Richard Strauss’ film score in a version for salon…

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
(Photo: Orbon Alija)
(Photo: Orbon Alija)
(Photo: Matteo Vecchi|teolds photography)
(Photo: Matteo Vecchi|teolds photography)
(Photo: Auditorium – Palacio de Congresos)
(Photo: Auditorium – Palacio de Congresos)

25 Mar 2015

As every year there will again be many “Suitcase concerts” with musicians from our orchestra in various social…

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(Photo: Heribert Schindler)
(Photo: Heribert Schindler)
Yumino Weber
Yumino Weber
Hans Stockhausen
Hans Stockhausen
Cecile Glemot
Cecile Glemot

24 Mar 2015

Offstage music - traditionally played by our academists.

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(Photo: Bundesregierung/Kugler)
(Photo: Bundesregierung/Kugler)
(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
(Photo: Stephan Rabold)
(Photo: Stephan Rabold)
(Photo: Heribert Schindler)
(Photo: Heribert Schindler)
Peter Riegelbauer, double bass and orchestra board
Peter Riegelbauer, double bass and orchestra board
Raphael Haeger, percussion
Raphael Haeger, percussion

24 Mar 2015

Impressions from the orchestra pit

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(Photo: Peter Adamik)
(Photo: Peter Adamik)
(Photo: Peter Adamik)
(Photo: Peter Adamik)
(Photo: Peter Adamik)
(Photo: Peter Adamik)
(Photo: Peter Adamik)
(Photo: Peter Adamik)
(Photo: Peter Adamik)
(Photo: Peter Adamik)

24 Mar 2015

Everybody enjoys the “Rosenkavalier”!

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Frank Elstner gave opening remarks
Frank Elstner gave opening remarks
Narrator Marc Marshall did a great job!
Narrator Marc Marshall did a great job!
(Photo: Peter Adamik)
(Photo: Peter Adamik)
(Photo: Peter Adamik)
(Photo: Peter Adamik)
(Photo: Peter Adamik)
(Photo: Peter Adamik)
(Photo: Peter Adamik)
(Photo: Peter Adamik)

23 Mar 2015

A special edition of our “Salon” took place at the Spiegelsaal of LA8 on Sunday on the occasion of the exhibition.

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