Easter Festival in Baden-Baden

7 to 17 April 2017

(Photo: Festspielhaus Baden-Baden)

With 2500 seats, the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, whose stage and auditorium designed by the Viennese architect Wilhelm Holzbauer were integrated into the historic building of the former rail station, is Germany’s largest opera house. It forms an ideal platform for the orchestra’s Easter Festival, held for the third time in Baden-Baden from 7 to 17 April 2017. The performances of Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca with Kristīne Opolais as Tosca, Marcelo Álvarez as Cavaradossi and Evgeny Nikitin as Scarpia form the heart of the festival. The production is by Bartlett Sher. There is also a series of concerts with outstanding artists: In addition to Sir Simon Rattle, conductor at the festival include Kirill Petrenko, with guest artists the violinists Lisa Batiashvili and Pinchas Zukerman.

Music everywhere

But in addition to the Festspielhaus, other cultural institutions in the city such as the Museum of 19th Century Art and Technology (LA8), St. Bernhard Church, the Spitalkirche, the Florentinersaal, the Museum Frieder Burda, the Old Council Chamber, the Bürgerhaus Neuer Markt and the Weinbrennersaal will also all become musical venues – for the “Master Concerts” series of the orchestra’s chamber music ensembles. Younger fans of Classical music are of course not forgotten: Children and young people can look forward to an interaktive concert Adventures old and new! with music by György Ligeti. And young musicians will present a chamber opera, Peter Brooks’s La Tragédie de Carmen, a adaptation of Bizet’s successful opera.

Kristīne Opolais interprets the Tosca in Puccini’s opera
(Photo: Tatyana Vlasova)
Krill Petrenko conducts the Philharmoniker
(Photo: Wilfried Hösl)
2016 Ester Festival: Richard Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde”
(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

Performances and concerts

Friday,

07. Apr 2017
18:00

Baden-Baden, Festspielhaus

Tour

Fri, 07. Apr 2017 18:00
Baden-Baden, Festspielhaus

Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden

Berliner Philharmoniker

Sir Simon Rattle Conductor

Kristīne Opolais Soprano (Floria Tosca)

Marcelo Álvarez Tenor (Mario Cavaradossi)

Evgeny Nikitin Bass Baritone (Baron Scarpia)

Alexander Tsymbalyuk Bass (Cesare Angelotti)

Peter Tantsits Tenor (Spoletta)

Douglas Williams Bass (Sciarrone)

Peter Rose Bass (Sacristan)

Walter Fink Bass (Jailer)

Philharmonia Chor Wien

Walter Zeh Chorus Master

Bartlett Sher Staging

Giacomo Puccini Tosca

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Saturday,

08. Apr 2017
18:00

Baden-Baden, Festspielhaus

Tour

Sat, 08. Apr 2017 18:00
Baden-Baden, Festspielhaus

Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden

Berliner Philharmoniker

Kirill Petrenko Conductor

Works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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Sunday,

09. Apr 2017
14:00

Baden-Baden, Weinbrennersaal

Tour

Sun, 09. Apr 2017 14:00
Baden-Baden, Weinbrennersaal

Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden

Scharoun Ensemble Berlin

Rinnat Moriah Soprano

and Guests

Works by Jörg Widmann, Luciano Berio, Anton Webern and Arnold Schoenberg

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Sunday,

09. Apr 2017
18:00

Baden-Baden, Festspielhaus

Tour

Sun, 09. Apr 2017 18:00
Baden-Baden, Festspielhaus

Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden

Berliner Philharmoniker

Sir Simon Rattle Conductor

Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 6

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Monday,

10. Apr 2017
11:00

Baden-Baden, Museum Frieder Burda

Tour

Mon, 10. Apr 2017 11:00
Baden-Baden, Museum Frieder Burda

Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden

Wu Wei Sheng

Martin Stegner Viola

Matthew McDonald Double Bass

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Monday,

10. Apr 2017
14:00

Baden-Baden, Museum Frieder Burda

Tour

Mon, 10. Apr 2017 14:00
Baden-Baden, Museum Frieder Burda

Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden

Philharmonia Quartett

Works by Felix Mendelssohn and Ludwig van Beethoven

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Monday,

10. Apr 2017
18:00

Baden-Baden, Festspielhaus

Tour

Mon, 10. Apr 2017 18:00
Baden-Baden, Festspielhaus

Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden

Berliner Philharmoniker

Sir Simon Rattle Conductor

Kristīne Opolais Soprano (Floria Tosca)

Marcelo Álvarez Tenor (Mario Cavaradossi)

Evgeny Nikitin Bass Baritone (Baron Scarpia)

Alexander Tsymbalyuk Bass (Cesare Angelotti)

Peter Tantsits Tenor (Spoletta)

Douglas Williams Bass (Sciarrone)

Peter Rose Bass (Sacristan)

Walter Fink Bass (Jailer)

Philharmonia Chor Wien

Walter Zeh Chorus Master

Bartlett Sher Staging

Giacomo Puccini Tosca

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Tuesday,

11. Apr 2017
14:00

Baden-Baden, Spitalkirche

Tour

Tue, 11. Apr 2017 14:00
Baden-Baden, Spitalkirche

Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden

Cornelia Gartemann Violin

Christoph von der Nahmer Violin

Julia Gartemann Viola

Martin von der Nahmer Viola

Knut Weber Cello

Martin Menking Cello

Works by Felix Mendelssohn and Franz Schubert

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Tuesday,

11. Apr 2017
16:00

Baden-Baden, Festspielhaus

Tour

Tue, 11. Apr 2017 16:00
Baden-Baden, Festspielhaus

Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden

Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Team of Directors with Scholars from »Academy Opera Today« of the Deutsche Bank Foundation

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Thursday,

13. Apr 2017
18:00

Baden-Baden, Festspielhaus

Tour

Thu, 13. Apr 2017 18:00
Baden-Baden, Festspielhaus

Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden

Berliner Philharmoniker

Sir Simon Rattle Conductor

Kristīne Opolais Soprano (Floria Tosca)

Marcelo Álvarez Tenor (Mario Cavaradossi)

Evgeny Nikitin Bass Baritone (Baron Scarpia)

Alexander Tsymbalyuk Bass (Cesare Angelotti)

Peter Tantsits Tenor (Spoletta)

Douglas Williams Bass (Sciarrone)

Peter Rose Bass (Sacristan)

Walter Fink Bass (Jailer)

Philharmonia Chor Wien

Walter Zeh Chorus Master

Bartlett Sher Staging

Giacomo Puccini Tosca

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Friday,

14. Apr 2017
14:00

Baden-Baden, Weinbrennersaal

Tour

Fri, 14. Apr 2017 14:00
Baden-Baden, Weinbrennersaal

Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden

Bläser der Berliner Philharmoniker

Martin Heinze Double Bass

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Serenade for winds in B flat major K. 361 Gran Partita

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Friday,

14. Apr 2017
18:00

Baden-Baden, Festspielhaus

Tour

Fri, 14. Apr 2017 18:00
Baden-Baden, Festspielhaus

Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden

Berliner Philharmoniker

Sir Simon Rattle Conductor

Lisa Batiashvili Violin

Works by Antonín Dvořák and Béla Bartók

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Saturday,

15. Apr 2017
18:00

Baden-Baden, Festspielhaus

Tour

Sat, 15. Apr 2017 18:00
Baden-Baden, Festspielhaus

Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden

Berliner Philharmoniker

Pinchas Zukerman Violin

Works by Sir Edward Elgar and Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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Sunday,

16. Apr 2017
11:00

Baden-Baden, Festspielhaus

Tour

Sun, 16. Apr 2017 11:00
Baden-Baden, Festspielhaus

Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden

Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Team of Directors with Scholars from »Academy Opera Today« of the Deutsche Bank Foundation

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Sunday,

16. Apr 2017
18:00

Baden-Baden, Festspielhaus

Tour

Sun, 16. Apr 2017 18:00
Baden-Baden, Festspielhaus

Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden

Philharmonisches Oktett

Ensemble Berlin

Anne Sofie von Otter Mezzo-Soprano

Bundesjugendorchester

Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Sir Simon Rattle Conductor

N. N. Presentation

Works by

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Monday,

17. Apr 2017
14:00

Baden-Baden, Theater

Tour

Mon, 17. Apr 2017 14:00
Baden-Baden, Theater

Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden

Varian Fry Quartett

Works by Ludwig van Beethoven and Maurice Ravel

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Monday,

17. Apr 2017
18:00

Baden-Baden, Festspielhaus

Tour

Mon, 17. Apr 2017 18:00
Baden-Baden, Festspielhaus

Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden

Berliner Philharmoniker

Sir Simon Rattle Conductor

Kristīne Opolais Soprano (Floria Tosca)

Marcelo Álvarez Tenor (Mario Cavaradossi)

Evgeny Nikitin Bass Baritone (Baron Scarpia)

Alexander Tsymbalyuk Bass (Cesare Angelotti)

Peter Tantsits Tenor (Spoletta)

Douglas Williams Bass (Sciarrone)

Peter Rose Bass (Sacristan)

Walter Fink Bass (Jailer)

Philharmonia Chor Wien

Walter Zeh Chorus Master

Bartlett Sher Staging

Giacomo Puccini Tosca

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