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Easter Festival Baden-Baden 2024

The Easter Festival in Baden-Baden presents a wide-ranging programme of opera performances, symphony concerts and chamber music from 23 March to 1 April.  After a journey to the world of magic and spirits in Die Frau ohne Schatten last April, this year’s Easter Festival in Baden-Baden features a gripping psychodrama. The Berliner Philharmoniker and chief conductor Kirill Petrenko present another opera by Richard Strauss at the Festspielhaus: Elektra.

“Elektra”: the Dernière

The last staged performance of Strauss’ “Elektra” is behind us. We would like to thank everyone involved, especially our fantastic audience in Baden-Baden.

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#SharingMusic: The German National Youth Orchestra

The collaborative concert with our partner, the German National Youth Orchestra, is a cherished tradition at the Easter Festival.

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Backstage

Monday brings our Easter Festival to its close - the time has flown by! To celebrate the fun we’ve had, we’re taking a little retrospective look at the backstage area today.

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Nina Stemme on Elektra

Two hours of pure rage: Nina Stemme is Elektra. We spoke to her about the challenges and thrills of playing a woman on the brink of insanity.

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Lisa Batiashvili: Sibelius’ Violin Concerto

For Lisa Batiashvili, everything began with Sibelius’ Violin Concerto. She will be perform the piece with us at the Easter Festival on 29 March and 1 April.

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#SharingMusic: The VeloStage

We are once again be on the road in Baden-Baden with our mobile VeloStage.

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For night owls and early risers

Listening to chamber music with members of the Berliner Philharmoniker all day - that’s possible at the Easter Festival in Baden-Baden.

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“Elektra” – the second evening

Round two in the orchestra pit - the second performance of “Elektra” took place on Tuesday at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden. Once again, it was both a blood-bath and a triumph.

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A bird’s eye view of Wagner

Excerpts from Richard Wagner’s “Tannhäuser” and “Die Walküre” are on the programme at the Easter Festival.

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Symphony concert with Tugan Sokhiev

After the premiere on Saturday, the orchestra leaves the pit on Sunday for the first symphony concert of the Easter Festival. Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto and Bruckner’s Seventh are on the programme twice in Baden-Baden.

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Test: Which Wagner heroine are you?

In Wagner’s operas, the women are often the true heroines, rescuing the men from their misery. Take our short test to find out which of these heroic female characters you are!

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What a ride!

Standing ovations for the premiere of Richard Strauss’ “Elektra” at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden.

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Something new in the familiar

Is it still possible to discover something new in a work that almost everyone knows? We answer this question with Jan Lisiecki who plays Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto with us in Baden-Baden.

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Back in the orchestra pit

The final preparations for the premiere of Strauss’ “Elektra” at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden are in full swing.

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Between mountains of sheet music, hole punchers, and piano scores

In the weeks leading up to the Easter Festival, the staff of our music library have been tirelessly ploughing through the parts of Richard Strauss’ “Elektra” with a sharp pencil. We visited our colleagues shortly before their departure.

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The sound of crime and punishment

In “Elektra”, Strauss set the most intense and most complex emotions to music - revenge, guilt, madness, painful memories and the struggle for what is just.

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Behind the scenes

Follow us for exclusive insights behind the scenes of this year’s opera production of Richard Strauss’ “Elektra”.

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