Easter Festival in Baden-Baden

7 bis 17 April 2017

Floria Tosca lives only for art and love – until she gets involved in a political intrigue that draws her into the abyss. This tragic story of a passionate woman inspired Giacomo Puccini in his opera Tosca in which he brilliantly and with psychological insight gives musical expression to the emotional ups and downs of his characters: devoted love, nagging jealousy, implacable hatred and sadistic brutality. After Manon Lescaut, Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker now perform Tosca, another masterpiece by the Italian composer, at the 2017 Easter Festival which takes place in Baden-Baden for the fifth time from 7 to 17 April. For the four performances, the title role is taken by Kristīne Opolais, one of the great Puccini singers of our time. Appearing with her are the Argentinian tenor Marcelo Álvarez as Cavaradossi, and the Russian bass-baritone Evgeny Nikitin in the role of the villain Scarpia. The production is directed by Philipp Himmelmann who has already staged several operas at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden. In Tosca, he sees a piece that contains all the elements of an exciting thriller: power, sex and murder.

Opera, concerts and more

During the Easter Festival, the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden is not only the venue for the performances of Puccini’s opera, but also for a series of concerts with great works and celebrated soloists: Sir Simon Rattle conducts Mahler’s Sixth Symphony, plus a concert with works by Antonín Dvořák and Béla Bartók with violinist Lisa Batiashvili as the soloist. Other guests of the Berliner Philharmoniker are the conductor Zubin Mehta and Kirill Petrenko, designated head of the orchestra, and the violinist Pinchas Zukerman, who is the soloist in Edward Elgar’s Violin Concerto.


To the website of the Easter Festival

For classical music lovers of all ages

Concerts will be given in a range of other locations in the city: in the theatre, the Kurhaus, the Old Council Chamber of the Town Hall, the Museum of 19th century Art and Technology (LA8), the Museum Frieder Burda, the Malersaal and the Weinbrennersaal , and in the Spitalkirche, in St. Bernhard and in the town church. These venues are where the “Master Concerts” are given by the Philharmoniker’s chamber music ensembles. Young classical music fans can look forward to the opera camp on Tosca and two family concerts with the theme of Adventures old and new!. Young musicians are represented in the chamber opera La tragédie de Carmen, an adaptation of Bizet’s opera by Peter Brook and Marius Constant.

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

Philipp Himmelmann Staging

Giacomo Puccini Tosca

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Saturday,

08. Apr 2017
11:00

Baden-Baden, Alter Ratssaal

Tour

Sat, 08. Apr 2017 11:00
Baden-Baden, Alter Ratssaal

Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden

Feininger Trio

Works by Maurice Ravel and César Franck

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Saturday,

08. Apr 2017
14:00

Baden-Baden, Kirche St. Bernhard

Tour

Sat, 08. Apr 2017 14:00
Baden-Baden, Kirche St. Bernhard

Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden

Blechbläserensemble der Berliner Philharmoniker

Works by William Byrd, Malcolm Arnold, John Dowland, Johann Sebastian Bach, Anton Bruckner and Werner Pirchner

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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
11:00

Baden-Baden, Florentinersaal im Casino

Tour

Sun, 09. Apr 2017 11:00
Baden-Baden, Florentinersaal im Casino

Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden

Ensemble Berlin Prag

Works by Jan Dismas Zelenka, Isang Yun, Johann Sebastian Bach and Joachim Stutschewsky

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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

Philipp Himmelmann 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
11:00

Baden-Baden, Florentinersaal im Casino

Tour

Thu, 13. Apr 2017 11:00
Baden-Baden, Florentinersaal im Casino

Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden

Andreas Buschatz Violin

Dietmar Schwalke Cello

Jelka Weber Flute

Beni Araki Harpsichord

Stefan Kaminski Speaker

Works by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Johann Sebastian Bach and Friedrich II. von Preußen

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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

Philipp Himmelmann 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
11:00

Baden-Baden, Kurhaus Runder Saal

Tour

Sat, 15. Apr 2017 11:00
Baden-Baden, Kurhaus Runder Saal

Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden

Philharmonia Klaviertrio Berlin

Hans-Jürgen Schatz Speaker

Works by Dmitri Shostakovich

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Saturday,

15. Apr 2017
14:00

Baden-Baden, Evangelische Stadtkirche am Augustaplatz

Tour

Sat, 15. Apr 2017 14:00
Baden-Baden, Evangelische Stadtkirche am Augustaplatz

Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden

Berlin Baroque Solists

Daniel Gaede Violin and Direction

Jonathan Kelly, Christoph Hartmann, Viola Orlovsky Oboe

Mor Biron Bassoon

Stefan de Leval Jezierski, Andrej Žust Horn

Works by Georg Philipp Telemann and Johann Sebastian Bach

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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
14:00

Baden-Baden, Kulturhaus LA8 Kristallsaal

Tour

Sun, 16. Apr 2017 14:00
Baden-Baden, Kulturhaus LA8 Kristallsaal

Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden

Venus Ensemble Berlin

Özgür Aydin Piano

Works by Johannes Brahms and Arnold Schoenberg

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Monday,

17. Apr 2017
11:00

Baden-Baden, Florentinersaal im Casino

Tour

Mon, 17. Apr 2017 11:00
Baden-Baden, Florentinersaal im Casino

Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden

Philharmonic String Quintet

Works by Carlo Gesualdo, Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven and Leonard Bernstein

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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

Philipp Himmelmann Staging

Giacomo Puccini Tosca

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