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Overview of all festivals 2024/2025

We’re excited to introduce you to the festival year 2024 in Baden-Baden with a special emphasis on the term festival. If, as some sources report, it was really Hector Berlioz who first used the term “festival” in 1830, we in Baden-Baden have a special duty to bring the festival back to the center of our work. The French composer took the festival idea to the cultural haven of Baden-Baden, which for some time was simply known among French summer guests as the “7th Arrondissement ”– the artists' quarter, the “place to be” in old Paris. We are confident that the future belongs to the festival. Encounters over a period of several days together with explorations and reflections in the echo chamber of the festival venue lead to lasting nourishment for the soul.

13.7. - 21.7.24

La Capitale d'Été

Summer Festival Baden-Baden

Beethoven's Fifth Piano Concerto is still sometimes called the "Emperor's Concerto". And worthy of an emperor is the programme of this summer festival, as always with conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin, who this time will conduct the London Symphony Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. The goddess who leans towards the emperor is, as so often with Yannick, the magnificent Joyce DiDonato, who can do everything vocally and stylistically - this time Berlioz, Mahler and Brahms. In between, a man whose piano tone shines like mother-of-pearl: the South Korean pianist Seong-Jin Cho.

To the Festival

26.9. - 13.10.24

The World of John Neumeier

Dance Festival

In the dance festival "The World of John Neumeier," the master choreographer becomes a curator: he shows his own works and invites exciting companies, such as the "Joffrey Ballet" from Chicago in 2024. Above all, however, John Neumeier provides personal insights. In 2024, Neumeier's ballets based on American models are on the program. All home productions, exclusively curated for the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden.

To the Festival

15.11. - 24.11.24

La Grande Gare

Autumn Festival Baden-Baden

An autumn of enlightenment and confidence. In other words, what is needed at the moment, and uplifting to boot, both spiritually and politically. Did you know that in the 19th century, the great oratorios contributed to the formation of a self-confident citizenry? People met to sing, cry, laugh and dream of a better world. Haydn's "Creation" with its chaos and its paradise acted as an initial spark. By Mozart's "Requiem", a holy seriousness had taken hold of everyone. As always, the whole thing will be conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock, who will bring his Balthasar Neumann Ensemble with him. Hengelbrock will also present Gluck's Iphigenia opera in concert.

To the Festival

31.1. - 8.2.25

Takeover Festival

At Takeover, it is all about dreaming, inventing, dancing, and above all trying things out. For the future. For the spirit of togetherness. For music. With stunning acts and exciting workshops in a stylish atmosphere. Give it a try at Takeover!

To the Festival

12.4. - 21.4.25

Easter Festival Baden-Baden

Berliner Philharmoniker

Joy is sure to fill the air when the Berliner Philharmoniker returns to the festival in the Black Forest. Baden-Baden pays tribute to the marvelous musicians and their chief conductor Kirill Petrenko. Featuring Giacomo Puccini's opera Madama Butterfly, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, and the Baden-Baden debut of young Finnish conductor Klaus Mäkelä together with a chamber music program to be announced later in the year, Baden-Baden and the Berliner Philharmoniker are once again pulling out all the stops for this festival.

To the Festival

31.5. - 9.6.25

Whitsun Festival Baden-Baden

SWR Symphonieorchester

In 2025, we are celebrating the 100th birthday of the composer, conductor, philosopher and cosmopolitan Pierre Boulez with his music and works that inspired him. The SWR Symphonieorchester, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Ensemble intercontemporain and stars such as Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Antonio Pappano take you into his cosmos.

To the Festival