Yearning for togetherness

Artistic Director confident in the power of music and of togetherness

Photo that shows Benedikt Stampa C Christian Grund.

Festspielhaus Baden-Baden Artistic Director Benedikt Stampa is firmly convinced that people will soon be able to enjoy music together in large numbers again. With this in mind, he has chosen “Yearning for togetherness” as the motto for the 2020–2021 season program. Advance ticket sales begin today (March 16, 2020).

“Even if our situation is currently still being affected by the coronavirus pandemic, with the new program I’m hoping to encourage us to take heart and look with optimism toward the future.” Stampa is asking the audience, friends, and supporters to “book now for the new season and offer your support to so many wonderful artists. Experiencing the beauty of music together is something that strengthens our society. At this moment during the coronavirus crisis, we are all having the painful realization of how much we miss concerts, operas, and ballet performances. They can provide us with inner immune resistance.”