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: Stephan Rabold)
Ulrich Knörzer, Walter Küssner, Martin Hoffmann, Wolfgang Grenke, Barbara Wagner and Matthias Winzen
One of the famous Franz Liszt batons

23 Mar 2015

The exhibition “MUSIC! Berliner Philharmoniker in the 19th century. The birth of a world orchestra” opened last weekend at the LA8 museum in Baden-Baden.

Photos: Thomas Viering

Anja Harteros/Feldmarschallin
Magdalena Kožená/Octavian
Anna Prohaska/Sophie

23 Mar 2015

A little rehearsal sneak preview for the “Rosenkavalier” with the three female stars.

Photos: Monika Rittershaus

Sir Simon Rattle
Janusz Widzyk, double bass
Albrecht Mayer, solo oboe
Our orchestra board members Peter Riegelbauer (left) and Ulrich Knörzer

21 Mar 2015

A peek into the pit.

Photos: Monika Rittershaus

(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

21 Mar 2015

It’s a great privilege and inspiration for all of us to cooperate with the legendary Brigitte Fassbaender on “Rosenkavalier”.

Photos: Monika Rittershaus

(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

21 Mar 2015

The Baden-Baden Festspielhaus dresses up for the Easter Festival. We look forward to welcoming our audience soon!

Photos: Monika Rittershaus

(Photo: Markus Weidmann)
Albrecht Mayer watching the solar eclipse
Sir Simon and girls from the children's choir Karlsruhe

20 Mar 2015

The morning rehearsal started a bit later today…

Photos: Markus Weidmann

(Photo: Stefan Stahnke (Berlin) and Markus Weidmann (Baden-Baden))

20 Mar 2015

Solar eclipse in Berlin (above, mirrored) and Baden-Baden

Photos: Stefan Stahnke (Berlin) and Markus Weidmann (Baden-Baden)

Andreas Mölich-Zebhauser (General Manager Festspielhaus) and Sir Simon Rattle

20 Mar 2015

Welcome to our Easter Festival in Baden-Baden! Everybody has arrived safely including our instruments. Sir Simon started his work day on Wednesday with a press conference.

Photos: Festspielhaus Baden-Baden