Easter Festival - Every day

  • Friday, April 7, 2017

    Festival opening with "Tosca" premiere

  • Saturday, April 8, 2017

    Feininger Trio, brass and Kirill Petrenko’s Baden-Baden debut

  • Sunday, April 9, 2017

    Chamber opera premiere and Mahler’s Sixth with Sir Simon Rattle

  • Monday, April 10, 2017

    From improvised Baroque to Mendelssohn and Puccini’s "Tosca"

  • Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    Family concert and string quartets

  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    Karajan Academy musicians close-up and chamber opera version of "Carmen"

  • Thursday, April 13, 2017

    Meisterkonzert in Bühl and "Tosca" at the Festival Hall

  • Good Friday, April 14, 2017

    From improvised Baroque to Mendelssohn and Puccini’s "Tosca"

  • Holy Saturday, April 15, 2017

    Trios, Baroque music in a church, evening concert with Zubin Mehta and Pinchas Zukerman

  • Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017

    The joy of Easter with open singing, family concert, and Musikfest

  • Easter Monday, April 17, 2017

    Music from Gesualdo to Bernstein, quartets by Beethoven and Ravel, grand finale with "Tosca"

Easter Festival 2017 #bpheaster

7. April 2017

The Easter Festival begins with bright sunshine! We look forward to you.

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April 6, 2017

On 9 April at 2 p.m. horn player and presenter Sarah Willis will host a live streamed informal chat with her colleagues Daishin Kashimoto, Wenzel Fuchs and Philipp Bohnen. Special guest is the soprano Kristine Opolais who sings the title role in this year’s opera production of Puccini’s Tosca. It takes place in the LA8 and we will stream the Live Lounge on Facebook and visitors are invited to send in their questions via a live webchat.


April 5, 2017

At the Tosca dress rehearsal, Kristine Opolais and Marcelo Alvarez talk about how delighted they are to be singing together at the Easter Festival.


April 5, 2017

A royal welcome for the Berliner Philharmoniker.
Baden Wine Princesses at the Welcoming Celebration for the 2017 Easter Festival

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Photo: Gunia Wassmer


April 4, 2017

Peter Tantsis is transformed into a villain…
We were there with our video camera – with no sound, since it’s in fast motion.


April 3, 2017

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To accompany the Easter Festival, a varied supporting program will be taking place in the Festival Lounge. Mornings at 11:00 AM, Festival Hall Lecturer Dariusz Szymanski will be offering introductions to the music. Visitors can look forward to alternating thematic events in the afternoon, listed in the daily programs and in the Easter Festival flyer, which can be downloaded HERE and printed. Daily from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, the Lounge im Kulturhaus LA 8  is open for you on Lichtentaler Allee. Admission is free. We’re looking forward to seeing you!


April 3, 2017

The Easter Festival will be opening in four days! This is already visible throughout the city. Starting today, pink blossoming oriental cherries have been placed in front of the Festival Hall, and forsythias in Easter Festival flower pots in front of all other event venues.

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Blue flower pots with the logo “Festspielstadt Baden-Baden” (“Festival City Baden-Baden”) were placed today.

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For the moment, few cherry blossoms are visible, but the tree will be completely pink by the time the Festival opens.

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April 1, 2017

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Artistic Director Andreas Mölich-Zebhauser welcomes Sir Simon Rattle during the Tosca rehearsal.

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Concertmaster Daishin Kashimoto makes markings in his violin part.

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Photos: Monika Rittershaus


March 31, 2017

The Tosca rehearsals are in full swing. One week till the premiere!

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Sir Simon Rattle and Philipp Himmelmann working closely together at the piano rehearsal.

 

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After the first act, the enormous (and very heavy) church wall is raised upward.

Photos: Monika Rittershaus


March 31, 2017

The Berliner Philharmoniker are going to be showing up all around Baden-Baden – which is why they brought along around 40 bicycles.

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Photo: Monika Rittershaus


March 30, 2017

Sound collectors
In an almost hidden location, a number of rather crazy sound collectors recorded their work for the Easter Festival. They collected sounds by composer György Ligeti for the family concert “Adventures Old and New.” Here are some first impressions from the rehearsal – this could turn out to be incredibly fun! Dates: April 11 and 16. Soon we’ll experience the premiere of “Adventures Old and New,” The Easter Festival family concert.

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The clock is ticking, best to have another look at the score.

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March 30, 2017

The Berliner Philharmoniker has arrived!

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Many trucks full of boxes arrived today.

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The boxes also contain the Berliner Philharmoniker’s instruments.


March 29, 2017

Baden-Baden says thank you for five years of the Easter Festival with the Berliner Philharmoniker – in stores in the city center starting today.

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March 28, 2017
The flowers are still in the Lauerhass Nursery, next week they can be seen in the city center. On April 5, the 2017 Easter Festival flower bags will be set up throughout Baden-Baden.

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Mr. Lauerhass and Mr. Brunsing flanked by Easter Festival flowers

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The flowers are still in the Lauerhass Nursery


March 27, 2017

An enormous heart in the Baden-Baden city center? What’s this all about? Find out in the chamber opera of the #OsterfestspieleLa tragédie de Carmen. Photos: Heta Multanen

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March 22, 2017

“For me, Tosca is a gift. I would count myself among the hardcore Tosca audience,” said Sir Simon Rattle during the Easter Festival press conference.

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Easter Festival press conference on the stage: (from left) Andreas Mölich-Zebhauser, Sir Simon Rattle, and Philipp Himmelmann


March 21, 2017

Spring, flowers, 2017 Easter Festival!
As in previous years, 64 small and 25 large flower bags will be set up throughout the city for the Easter Festival. In addition, 27 flower pots planted with forsythias will be arranged in front of Festival venues. This year the remaining flowers will harmonize with the Easter Festival’s “midnight blue” color scheme and will consist of wallflowers, forget-me-nots, tufted pansies, pansies, southern daisies, tulips, and buttercups. The city will be blooming with a total of around 38,000 plants in blue, white, and yellow.

Markus Brunsing from the Parks Department presents the 2017 Easter Festival color scheme


March 20, 2017

Tosca in numbers
On April 7, 2017  Tosca will be celebrating its premiere. Further performances will be staged on April 10, 13, and 17 at 6:00 PM. The church wall of the first act is very large, extending straight across the stage and measuring 12 meters high and 26 meters wide. In the second act, a part of it is raised upward – this part alone weighs as much as four cars. Around 40 technicians are responsible for its construction, which has already begun.


March 10, 2017

These stage sets weigh no less than four tons – as heavy as four sizeable cars! And in the second act, they simply disappear. Where do they end up? Find out at the TOSCA premiere on April 7, 2017.

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March 8, 2017

Opera on a grand scale! The Tosca stage set is being mounted…

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March 2, 2017

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Over 36,000 pansies, tufted pansies, wallflowers, southern daisies, and buttercups are already waiting to be planted. They can be seen in the colors of this year’s Easter Festival: midnight blue and star yellow.


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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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