Easter Festival beyond 2022

Berliner Philharmoniker and Festspielhaus Baden-Baden plan continuation of Easter Festival together

Photo that shows Kirill Petrenko Baden Baden C Monika Rittershaus 4. © Monika Rittershaus
© Monika Rittershaus

The Baden-Baden Easter Festival with the Berliner Philharmoniker is set to take place after 2022. Festspielhaus Artistic Director Benedikt Stampa and Andrea Zietzschmann, General Manager of the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation, signed a letter of intent to this effect making possible their continued cooperation.

“I am very pleased about this strong statement during a time when we are truly missing the Easter Festival with the Berliner Philharmoniker,” says Festspielhaus Artistic Director Benedikt Stampa. “It is very motivating that the orchestra and its chief conductor are thinking towards the future with us precisely now, which gives us even greater hope of overcoming the current situation.”

“Together with the Festspielhaus, we are currently planning two major program focuses for the Easter Festival – firstly, for 2021 and 2022, an exploration of the Russian repertoire. After that, Richard Strauss will be the centerpiece of the Festival. It is very important to us that we are moving forward together at precisely this time and beginning the concrete planning for the future,” notes Andrea Zietzschmann, General Manager of the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation.

In 2021 the program will feature a new production of Peter I. Tchaikovsky’s opera Mazeppa directed by Dmitri Tcherniakov. The 2022 Festival will showcase The Queen of Spades. For 2023, the Berliner Philharmoniker and Festspielhaus Baden-Baden are planning Strauss’s opera Die Frau ohne Schatten for the Easter Festival. In 2024 as well, an opera by Richard Strauss is to feature on the program.

Advance ticket sales for the 2021 Easter Festival with the Berliner Philharmoniker have already begun. Kirill Petrenko will be conducting Mazeppa, Mozart’s Requiem, and a concert-version performance of Rachmaninoff’s opera Francesca da Rimini. Conductors Paavo Järvi and Semyon Bychkov as well as soloists Lisa Batiashvili and Lars Vogt are among the artists who have been engaged as guests of the 2021 Baden-Baden Easter Festival.