Festspielhaus Baden-Baden



Time of discoveries

The second Easter Festival with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra ended on Easter Monday (21.04.2014) in Baden-Baden, the culmination of what was deemed to have been a hugely successful run. “It was a very exciting ten days filled with numerous discoveries” concluded the visibly delighted Festspielhaus General Manager Andreas Mölich-Zebhauser. » more



A Festival for Baden-Baden

The Easter Festival adheres to a unique concept. It revolves around the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, whose music is then visible throughout the city - be it in the Master Concerts around Baden-Baden, in the cityscape as a whole, or in the seasoned SWR2 / Festspielhaus Lounge in the Kulturhaus LA8. » more



Scenes from an opera: Des Grieux

Rehearsals for the Easter Festival Opera “Manon Lescaut” have moved onto the stage. Soon it will get serious in the Festspielhaus. High time to re-introduce the work and its protagonists with some audio samples. Today we hear Des Grieux, the “good guy”. A poor student, head over heals in love – the best qualifications for a tragic opera story. » more



Contemporary Brahms

Anne-Sophie Mutter was only nineteen years old when she recorded Brahms’ Violin Concerto with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra – at the time under the baton of her “discoverer” Herbert von Karajan. However, not only Brahms, but also Beethoven, Mozart and Mendelssohn are also available in this line-up – and all recordings have long been considered legendary. But now, decades later? How have Anne-Sophie Mutter’s interpretations developed?» more