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Baden-Baden Easter
An enchanting destination
From 4 to 7 April 2020
With the legendary
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
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An enchanting destination

With the legendary
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Boasting an exceptional history, Baden-Baden is an enchanting destination. The Romans called it Aquae on account of the thermal springs located on today’s market square – one can now visit the remains of the first ancient baths. The city experienced its golden age from the end of the 18th century until the early 20th century. The magnificent casino opened in 1838, and the whole Europe flocked to it in the summer, offering the Germany city an incomparable quality of life. Napoleon III was one of the most regular visitors, and artists like Dostoyevsky, Wagner, Brahms (who lived there between 1865 and 1874, and whose house is a museum today), and more recently Boulez, all turned the gem of the Black Forest into an essential destination.

 

To this day, Baden-Baden continues to enjoy a cultural life worthy of the greatest European cities. Its magnificent Festspielhaus is one of the most prestigious venues in the world. This influence and radiance is at its peak during the Easter Festival, where the legendary Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra has taken up quarters for several years. Absolute novelty of this edition devoted to Beethoven: the new Music Director, Kirill Petrenko, conducts an opera with his orchestra for the first time. This much-anticipated Fidelio will be staged by Mateja Koležnik. In addition to a programme conducted by the formidable Tugan Sokhiev, the Berliner Philharmoniker will present Mahler’s Symphony No. 6, conducted once again by Kirill Petrenko, who will revive the legendary hours of Fürtwangler and Karajan.

 

Your program

Sunday 4 April – Baden-Baden

 

6.00 pm at the Festspielhaus:

 

FIDELIO, by L. Van Beethoven

Première

 

Berliner Philharmoniker

 

Kirill Petrenko : Conductor

Mateja Koležnik : Director

Marlis Petersen : Leonore

Hanna-Elisabeth Müller : Marzelline

Peter Rose : Rocco

Wolfgang Koch : Don Pizarro

Matthew Polenzani : Florestan

Tareq Nazmi : Don Fernando

Paul Dchweinester : Jaquino, the porter

 

The opera Fidelio by Beethoven will kick off the Easter Festival with the Berliner Philharmoniker and their main conductor, Kirill Petrenko. Music lovers already know the Russian conductor, appointed Music Director of the legendary Berlin Orchestra in June 2015. In office since August 2019, Petrenko will conduct his first opera with his musicians in Baden-Baden. A first that is eagerly anticipated, especially since the Russian is a tremendous opera conductor who propelled the Munich Opera, which he conducted in the greatest opera houses. With its stage design by Mateja Koležnik, Fidelio is an unforgettable anthem against all types of oppression. Matthew Polenzani will play Florestan, while Marlis Petersen will embody Leonore.

 

Sunday 5 April – Baden-Baden

 

6.00 pm at the Festspielhaus:

 

TUGAN SOKHIEV      

 

Berliner Philharmoniker

 

Tugan Sokhiev : Conductor

Christian Tetzlaff  : Violin

 

– L. Van. Beethoven: Coriolan Overture in C minor, Op. 62

– F.M. Bartholdy: violin concerto in E minor, Op. 64

– M. Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

 

At the head of the Capitole de Toulouse since 2005, Tugan Sokhiev is one of the most popular conductors of our time. Invited to conduct Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition (with Ravel’s orchestration), Sokhiev enthralled the Berlin Philharmonic musicians so deeply that they invited him to play once again at the Pentecost Festival! In addition to Mussorgsky’s masterpiece, the concert presents Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture and Mendelssohn’s wonderful Violin Concerto No. 2, whose joyful fancy and romantic passion will be magnified by the great German violinist, Christian Tetzlaff.

 

 

Monday 6 April – Baden-Baden

 

6.00 pm at the Festspielhaus:

 

PETRENKO – MAHLER

 

Berliner Philharmoniker

 

Kirill Petrenko : Conductor

 

– G. Mahler: Symphony No. 6 in A minor

 

When Mahler’s Sixth Symphony was created in Essen, in 1906, the work was striking for its darkness and tragic violence. Quite incredible when you learn that it was written during one of the happiest times in the Austrian composer’s family life! The vast Finale, in particular, is impressive for its relentlessness and its dimension of obsession, which culminates in two powerful hammer blows by a percussionist. For his second concert at the Easter Festival, Kirill Petrenko recaptured the legend of great Mahlerian performers at the head of the Berlin Philharmonic. Not to be missed!

 

Price per person

Belle Époque (****)

Deluxe double room package: €1,730

Supplement for Superior single room: €204

Supplement for Deluxe single room: €510

 

Brenner’s Park (*****)

Superior double room package with park view: €2,510

Supplement for single room with park view: €534

Supplement Superior double for single use: €1,119

Deluxe double room package with park view: €2,630

 

The price of this trip includes: double room accommodation with breakfast for 3 nights • tourist tax • first-category concert tickets • repatriation assistance.

 

The price of this trip does not include: extras • transport • airport transfers

 

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An enchanting destination
From 4 to 7 April 2020
Travel manager

Elisabeth Belloc

+33 1 43 59 20 32

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Elisabeth Belloc

+33 1 43 59 20 32

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