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Wagner Gala at Festspielhaus Baden‐Baden

Baden‐Baden, Festspielhaus Baden‐Baden

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$ 295

About the Event

Richard Wagner's attempts to build a festival theater in Baden‐Baden have long been recognized. However, lesser known are his visits to the highly esteemed soprano and singing teacher, Pauline Viardot, who resided in Baden‐Baden with her husband, Louis Viardot, a French impresario. It is believed that Wagner engaged in discussions with Viardot, seeking her expertise in French and Italian opera singing, as well as exploring the differences between his desired combination of bel canto and text comprehensibility. Kirill Petrenko, the renowned conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker, boasts a successful repertoire of Wagnerian operas. Therefore, it brings great joy to music enthusiasts that selections from "Tannhäuser" and the first act of "Die Walküre" will be showcased at the upcoming 2024 Easter Festival.

Practical Information

The categories on the seating plan are divided as follows:
Category 1 = yellow
Category 2 = pink
Category 3 = red
Category 4 = blue
Category 5 = green
Category 6 = blackberry
Category 7 = dark brown
Category 8 = light brown

Program

  • Richard Wagner – Tannhäuser‐Vorspiel und „Venusberg“-Szene
  • Richard Wagner – Die Walküre, Erster Aufzug
Program is subject to change

Artists

Soloist: Kwangchul Youn

Bass

Conductor: Kirill Petrenko

 Conductor

Orchestra: Berliner Philharmoniker

Peter Tchaikovsky, a frequent guest of the Philharmonic Society, enthused after a concert:

"The splendid Philharmonic Orchestra in Berlin possesses a special quality, for which I can find no more appropriate expression than elasticity. They have the capacity to adapt themselves to the dimensions of a Berlioz or a Liszt, and of reproducing with equal mastery the variegated arabesques of the former and the thunderous cannonades of the latter — yet they are able to exercise the restraint called for by the gentleness of a Haydn…. The members of the Philharmonic Orchestra do not work in the theaters and are therefore not worn out and exhausted. Moreover, they are a self‐governing body, they play for their own benefit and not for an entrepreneur who takes the lion's share of the profits for himself. The coincidence of these favorable and exceptional conditions naturally contributes to the harmony of the artistic performance…"

Soprano: Vida Mikneviciute
Soloist: Brandon Jovanovich

Address

Festspielhaus Baden‐Baden, Beim Alten Bahnhof 2, Baden‐Baden, Germany — Google Maps

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