Easter Festival in Baden-Baden comes to a close

08 Apr 2015

On 6 April, the third Easter Festival of the Berliner Philharmoniker in Baden-Baden came to an end. Once again, the orchestra showed its versatility, from grand opera to chamber music concerts and in up to four events per day. The main attraction was Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier which the Berliner Philharmoniker performed here for the first time in its history. Moreover, there was the rediscovery of Jacques Offenbach’s operetta The Princess of Trebizond with the Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker and the new children’s opera The Little Rosenkavalier as new productions, plus there were concert performances of Hector Berlioz’ La Damnation de Faust. In addition to the concerts of the Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, Riccardo Chailly and Bernard Haitink, the numerous chamber music ensembles of the orchestra were also a major feature of the festival. In the series of “Master Concerts” in a variety of venues from the Stiftskirche to the Museum Frieder Burda, the ensembles filled the whole city with music. A total of 27,000 visitors attended the Easter Festival; audience figures reached 86 percent capacity.

(Photo: (Foto: Monika Rittershaus))