9.4. - 18.4.2022

Easter Festival

Berliner Philharmoniker


The Festspielhaus and the Berliner Philharmoniker have been presenting the Easter Festival in the Black Forest since 2013. The idea, which was initiated by Herbert von Karajan, was taken up by Sir Simon Rattle in Baden-Baden and has now been passed on to Kirill Petrenko. The Baden-Baden Easter Festival is world renowned for a unique feature: the Berliner Philharmoniker transforms itself into an opera orchestra and accompanies staged performances from the orchestra pit. In addition, members of the orchestra curate all the other festival programs. New from this season: the Baden-Baden Salon, in which one of the Festival’s themes is illuminated through the lens of different art forms. In addition to music, we will also be hearing from literature and philosophy. The encyclopedic, all-encompassing aspiration was already part of the festival idea in the nineteenth century, when new canons were continually being created and called into question. A good starting point, we believe – including for the pressing questions of today.

The program

9.4.- 18.4.22

P.I. Tchaikovsky: The queen of spades

Berliner Philharmoniker

Tchaikovsky's opera classic with Elena Stikhina and the Berliner Philharmoniker.

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SUN 10.4.22


Berliner Philharmoniker

A celebration for music lovers: oboist Albrecht Mayer performs Bach, François-Xavier Roth conducts Russian fairy-tale ballets.

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WED 13.4.22


Berliner Philharmoniker - International Opera Soloists

A gala concert under the banner of humanity and solidarity will be heard on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 6 p.m. as part of the Baden-Baden Easter Festival with the Berliner Philharmoniker.

THR 14.4.22


50 Years of the 12 Cellists of the Berliner Philharmoniker

The renowned Berliner Philharmoniker presents a new program.

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SAT 16.4.22


Berliner Philharmoniker; Igor Strawinsky: „Le sacre du printemps“

Following Mieczysław Weinberg’s Trumpet Concerto, Stravinsky's Rite of Spring: a twentieth century classic that the Berliners relish performing.

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SUN 17.4.22

P.I. Tchaikovsky: Iolanta

Opera in concert; Sonya Yoncheva, Kirill Petrenko, Berliner Philharmoniker

Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role in Tchaikovsky's fairy-tale opera with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Kirill Petrenko.

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MON 18.4.22

Kirill Petrenko & the National Youth Orchestra of Europe

Beethoven and Strauss

Beethoven's Fifth and Richard Strauss’s Till Eulenspiegel in the Bénazetsaal of the Kurhaus.

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Chamber Music 2022

Here you can find more information about all chamber music concerts.


Festival Lounge in the Kurhaus

Introductions to opera and concerts, family programs and more: in the Easter Festival Lounge, the day with the Berliner Philharmoniker begins even before noon. Here, visitors, musicians, and experts meet for discussions and music educational programs in a relaxed atmosphere.

Community project

Together with the National Youth Orchestra of Germany, young people from all over Germany with an immigration background will travel to the Easter Festival for the first time at the invitation of the START Foundation, where they will explore a current social topic against the backdrop of the musical programs. In workshops, public discussions, rehearsal visits, and dialogues with artists, bridges are built between musical practice and social questions.

Baden-Baden Salon

At the beginning of the Easter Festival, literature and philosophy also enter the scene. In a reading followed by a panel discussion, contemporary writers and other participants in the Baden-Baden Salon will explore a central theme of the Festival. The program and participants will be announced at the beginning of 2022 on the Festspielhaus website as well as on www.osterfestspiele.de.

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