Experience a memorable musical treat by taking your seats at the town’s Festspielhaus, Europe’s second largest opera and concert hall. Opened to the public in 1998, the Festspielhaus, with its world acclaimed acoustics, offers a diverse agenda of musical performances featuring top international artists.
World famous classical artists such as Anne-Sophie Mutter, Daniel Barenboim, Kent Nagano, Placido Domingo, James Levine, Thomas Hampson and many others, feel perfectly at home in the Festspielhaus. The building itself is also home to a harmonious blend of architectural styles. The neo-classical facade, once the entrance hall to the town’s railway station, leads into the modern concert hall, where the Belle Epoch grandeur is replaced by the Avant-garde styles of today. The 2,500-seater auditorium, has, in its short lifetime, become internationally acclaimed for its outstanding acoustics.
With its world acclaimed acoustics, the “Festspielhaus” offers over 300 top class events yearly. In 2012 the world famous pianist Lang Lang (February 23rd), the Ballett International New York City Ballet (March 16th-18th), the stars Jonas Kaufmann (March 25, April 23) as well as Rolando Villazon (March 30) are performing at the Festspielhaus. Not to forget the traditional Herbert von Karajan Whitsun Festival (May 25th – June 3rd) with Anne-Sophie Mutter and the world-famous Russian conductor Valery Gergiev (July 23rd).
Festspielhaus & Festspiele Baden-Baden GmbH
Beim Alten Bahnhof 2, 76530 Baden-Baden
Telefon +49 (0) 7221 30130, Fax +49 (0) 7221 3013114