Chamber opera at the Theater Baden-Baden


A lovely garden-girl and her delicate seedlings
Rococo operas are unthinkable without young people. Mozart himself was only nineteen years old when he composed his Pretend Garden-Girl. The story is essentially about – nothing. People who fall in love, blunder about in confusion, and fall into despair when the weather doesn’t happen to be perfect for a rendez-vous. This was an age that celebrated the ephemeral, the moment of blossom, the brief instant when tender beauty triumphs over harsh reality. In this spirit, we’re presenting Mozart’s early stage masterpiece with talented young people, academics, and scholarship holders – young artists at the beginning of their careers who already stood out at their very first auditions.

Photo: Torsten Hemke

Performance ends at approximately 04:00 pmIn cooperation with Berliner Philharmoniker, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, „Akademie Musiktheater heute“ Deutsche Bank Stiftung and Theater Baden-BadenTickets available from 47 € to 90 €
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    La finta giardiniera (The Pretend Garden-Girl) – Opera in three acts, K. 196 – in German.

    • Simon Rössler Music Director
    • Christian Carsten Production
    • Sebastian Hannak Set Designer
    • Nora Lau Costumes
    • Martin Mutschler Dramturgy
    • Fellows of Deutsche Bank Foundation’s Academy Opera Today Director, Set Designer, Lighting Designer
    • Students of the Karajan-Akademie der Berliner Philharmoniker e. V.
    • Actors of Theater Baden-Baden
    • Victoria Kunze Sandrina
    • Rubén Olivares Jofré Belfiore
    • Julie Erhart Arminda
    • Clara-Sophie Bertram Ramiro
    • Martin Peters Roberto
  • Discounts

    School and university students as well as senior citizens, those holding the Baden-Baden family pass, the unemployed, and the severely disabled (from 70%) are entitled to discounted admission as listed. In order to qualify for a discount, identification must be presented at the door.

    For young people under 26, a limited number of tickets are available for 10 euros. These tickets can be used at all classical events that are part of the project, “Columbus – discovering classical music,” and can be purchased at the box office for events that are not sold out. Reservation is not possible.


    When you simultaneously order five tickets for five different events, you benefit from a special discount of 5% off the ticket price. When you simultaneously order seven tickets for seven different events, you benefit from a special discount of 10% off the ticket price. If you purchase nine or more tickets for nine or more different events, you will receive a discount of 15%.

    To place your subscription order, please contact: Festival Hall Baden-Baden gGmbH, Beim Alten Bahnhof 2, 76530 Baden-Baden, Germany. For questions or further information, feel free to contact us by phone at +49 (0) 72 21/30 13-101. Please understand that the conditions of your chosen subscription do not apply to individual follow-up orders. It is possible to order a further subscription at any time.


    Starting from 10 euros up to any amount can be purchased by calling +49 (0) 72 21/30 13-101. The vouchers can be redeemed for tickets, at the AIDA restaurant, at the Festival Hall shop, and for our cultural tours.

    Ticket exchange

    The program and performers are subject to change; this is in the nature of things and does not entitle one to a refund of tickets already purchased. In addition to the ticket, we recommend that you purchase ticket cancellation insurance for 5 euros per ticket. This insurance allows you to withdraw your ticket purchase in the case of illness or accident preventing you from attending.


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