Program

Four annual festival cycles, each with one or more opera productions, four ballet cycles, classical symphony concerts, chamber music, quality popular entertainment and jazz add up to approximately 140 performances a year. We are confident that you will find an event to your liking. Enjoy browsing!

Think art isn’t a talent show? Think again. Quality in art can’t always be measured, but there are sure signs: ...
When men and women compliment each other, they’re just practicing for the next time. A main course? Sometimes there’s nothing ...
Parsifal’s message of hope? Even winter journeys come to an end. Life comes with its wounds that we must learn ...
Russian-Tatar composer Sofia Gubaidulina is one of the most prominent figures in her field today, also and especially because she ...
Caviar, champagne, a poor lover and a rich husband – simply put: nothing but the bare essentials. In the Jugendstil, ...
A lovely garden-girl and her delicate seedlings Rococo operas are unthinkable without young people. Mozart himself was only nineteen years ...
As a child Holm Birkholz discovered a mysterious box in his parents’ cabinet: it was a violin. Upon tapping the ...
Ryoanji refer to drawings, a precise approach to chaotic and chance-determined structures used by John Cage after he became interested ...
Music on a massive scale: Straussʼs Alpensinfonie. Though French composer Maurice Ravel had absolutely no affinity for the music of ...
Junge Helden. Es ist eine Herausforderung, der wir uns besonders gerne stellen: die Umarbeitung des Parsifal für Kinder. Wagners letztes ...
Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian is known in the West for just a handful of works: the “Sabre Dance,” of course, ...
Forever young: Lenny’s finest symphony. When Krystian Zimerman and Sir Simon Rattle perform Leonard Bernstein’s Second Symphony, they are paying ...
In search of new paths and ideas, Franz Schubert wrote many unfinished works that were eventually put aside; along with ...
When J. S. Bach wrote his Actus tragicus, he was probably twenty-two years old – nonetheless, he succeeded in creating ...

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