TakeoverThe young festival
The Grandbrothers are launching the Takeover Festival 2023. With a classical concert grand piano and electronics, the duo recently transformed Cologne Cathedral into a cathedral of sound - now they are building musical castles in the air at the Festspielhaus. Because at Takeover, people can dream, spin, dance and above all: try things out. For the future. For togetherness. For music. With great acts and exciting workshops in a stylish atmosphere. BMX and string quartet? Why not: Try it out at Takeover!
Easter Festival Baden-BadenBerliner Philharmoniker
It was to be a great fairy tale and the "last romantic opera": Richard Strauss and the poet Hugo von Hofmannsthal dreamed up a monumental, dazzling musical drama for fin de siècle Vienna - "Die Frau ohne Schatten". Kirill Petrenko, who will conduct the cult opera in a new production, recognizes in it the "Magic Flute" of the 20th century. No wonder he chose precisely this work to celebrate ten years of the Berliner Philharmoniker's Easter Festival in Baden-Baden with you and us.
Whitsun FestivalSWR Symphonieorchester
What does immortality sound like? It cannot be: Isolde is not dead. She's going away - to another world, to another state, to something that lures us in, that we've been longing for all along. Teodor Currentzis gives a hint of that when he conducts "Isolde's Liebestod" at the Whitsun Festival, from Wagner's rapturous, taboo musical drama "Tristan und Isolde." There is sweet transfiguration without eroticism in the third act of "Parsifal," sung by Bayreuth star Andreas Schager. Also to die for - and also by Wagner, who is at the center of this Whitsun Festival.
La Capitale d'ÉtéSummer Festival Baden-Baden
Big Apple in Baden-Baden: The Metropolitan Opera New York brings splendor to the Oos. With its orchestra, with chief conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin and two of its goddesses: Renée Fleming and Joyce DiDonato. The program is a tribute to the festival and world heritage city. The gala concert "25 Years of the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden" will feature arias from the "Trojans" by Hector Berlioz. It was he who invented the festival idea for Baden-Baden in the middle of the 19th century. At that time, people spoke of the "summer capital of Europe". With these festivals, it remains so: Baden-Baden is "La Capitale d'Été".
The World of John NeumeierDance Festival Baden-Baden
The premiere of the dance festival "The World of John Neumeier" in fall 2022 was a crowd puller. With "Sleeping Beauty," a favorite piece in his repertoire, John Neumeier is following it up in 2023. In his version of the fairy tale ballet based on Tchaikovsky and Petipa, the prince, a person of our time, meets Sleeping Beauty - a dream princess from the era of classical ballet. The question remains: is there a good awakening? "Dona Nobis Pacem," John Neumeier's latest choreography, is a prayer for peace in the language of dance. For in "The World of John Neumeier" there is room for the hope that all art lovers share: Dreams can move worlds.
La Grande GareAutumn Festival Baden-Baden
The Baden-Baden Autumn Festival is dedicated to the musical heritage of Europe. In 2022, where the Orient Express once pulled into the old Baden-Baden train station, conductors Thomas Hengelbrock and Teodor Currentzis will devote themselves to the Italian musical dramatists Mascagni and Verdi. In 2023, the focus is on the exchange between Germany and France. At the center: Robert Carsen's new production of Massenet's "Werther.