Baden-Baden-Gala – Concert version of the opera


Few musicians still believe in fairy-tales — but each and every one of them believes in Mozart’s Zauberflöte.

Mozart’s Zauberflöte is the radical antithesis of Figaro and Così fan tutte — operas set in Mozart’s time that deal with problems of concern to adults. “Adult aristocrats,” we need to specify – and then we begin to truly understand Die Zauberflöte, which is a fairy-tale for a new, middle- and lower-middle-class audience craving fantasy and eager to dream themselves away from drab everyday life into a world of princesses and bird people. And yet: in spite of the later Titus, Die Zauberflöte would become Mozart’s true legacy. A work that defies attempts to be understood logically, thus opening doors onto the unconscious. This makes it a fascinating counterpart to Wagner’s Parsifal and – as a single glance at the cast will make it abundantly clear – one of the highlights of this season.

Photo: Hans van der Woerd

Sponsor Sigmund and Walburga Maria KienerPerformance ends at approximately 08:00 pmIn cooperation with with Deutsche Grammophon. The performances and audio recording of "Die Zauberflöte" are part of a Mozart cycle that is made possible by the generous support of ROLEX.Tickets available from 33 € to 230 €
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Die Zauberflöte – opera in two acts, K. 620. Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder.

    In German with German and English surtitles.

    • Paul Schweinester Monostatos
    • Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor
    • Rolando Villazón Papageno
    • Regula Mühlemann Papagena
    • Franz-Josef Selig Sarastro
    • Albina Shagimuratova Queen of the Night
    • Christiane Karg Pamina
    • Klaus Florian Vogt Tamino
    • Paul Schweinester Monostatos
    • Tareq Nazmi Narrator
    • RIAS Kammerchor
    • Chamber Orchestra of Europe
  • 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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