Festspielhaus Baden-Baden



Cultivated Journeys

As Thomas Mann wrote in “The Magic Mountain” in 1924: “Two days’ travel separated the youth from his own world, from all that he thought of as his own duties, interests, cares and prospects; far more than he had dreamed it would when he sat in the carriage on the way to the station.” It is rare that modern man can indulge in such cultivated journeys – however it is certainly still possible on cultural journeys to Baden-Baden.» more



A joyful reunion

Traditions should not be broken, and traditionally the Baden-Baden Gala ends the Festspielhaus season. Thankfully however, there is also another tradition, namely that the guests gladly return to the Festspielhaus – and with this we refer to both the audience and artists! In the coming season we will see Rolando, Diana, Anna and many others return to the Festspielhaus stage!» more



Güle Güle, Bassa Selim!

“Smiling, smiling!” is the Turkish response to being farewelled. So it is “smiling, smiling” that Konstanze and Belmonte reunite, leaving the Seraglio unharmed and also “smiling, smiling” that the guests of the Festspielhaus can look forward to returning after the summer break, having previously been captivated by the “Abduction from the Seraglio” starring Damrau and Villazón.» more

Summer festival


Italian journey

Russia and Italy – surely no other countries in the world today could bring to mind more diverse analogies than these two - although there are, in fact, also many similarities. The citizens of both nations are passionate, summer in Siberia can reach temperatures in excess of 40 degrees and in winter, Italy’s mountain ranges are as snow covered as the Tundra. Valery Gergiev and his Mariinsky Ensemble will be crossing these bridges at the Summer Festival in Baden-Baden.» more