Easter Festival

7th to 17th April 2017

© Monika Rittershaus

Puccini’s opera thriller Tosca will be the centerpiece of the Easter Festival with the Berliner Philharmoniker. The orchestra will once again be joined by prominent names, with soprano Kristine Opolais singing Puccini’s title role and Sir Simon Rattle conducting the opera along with several concerts. We’ll also be welcoming the new principal conductor designate of the Berliner Philharmoniker, Kirill Petrenko. The program will feature two violin concertos with Lisa Batiashvili and Pinchas Zukerman – the second under the baton of Zubin Mehta. The music festival of the Berliner Philharmoniker will also be showcasing Anne Sophie von Otter. This year, the traditional chamber opera at the Baden-Baden Theater will be La tragédie de Carmen, adapted from Georges Bizet. And like every year, the whole city will be transformed into a stage: master concerts featuring members of the Berliner Philharmoniker will be taking place in numerous venues throughout Baden-Baden.

HERE is our Easter Festival brochure to download


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