Embark on an unforgettable journey into the world of music during an enjoyable evening in Germany’s largest concert hall and opera house, the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, opened in 1998. With its internationally acclaimed acoustics and a programme on a par with international cities, the concert hall offers musical experiences, opera evenings and ballet productions of the highest calibre. Whether it’s Easter Festival with the Berliner Philharmoniker, concerts with stars such as Anna Netrebko and Lang Lang, or ballet evenings with the Mariinsky Ballet of St Petersburg or the Hamburg Ballet – John Neumeier, the world’s best artists again flock to Baden-Baden, just as it all began in the 19th century. Back in his day, Richard Wagner dreamed of a festival hall in Baden-Baden, but it was only a private initiative round 120 years later that turned the dream into a reality.
The spacious building with lots of natural light combines the splendour of the belle époque and the architectural avant-garde of our time. The neoclassic train shed transitions into a modern concert hall with 2,500 seats, with some of the best acoustics in the world.
Concerts of the highest calibre featuring famous orchestras such as Berliner Philharmoniker and Vienna Philharmonic as well as directors such as Sir Simon Rattle and Christian Thielemann ensure superior enjoyment, just like self-produced operas which, after their premieres in Baden-Baden, can be seen at a variety of venues, including New York’s Metropolitan Opera. Festival production standards all year round!
Toccarion – the world of children’s music at the Festspielhaus
The Sigmund Kiener Foundation’s unbelievable world of children’s music, Toccarion, shares the fun of music with children aged five to twelve. Unique round the world, the music playground was opened in 2013.
The Sigmund Kiener Foundation’s unbelievable world of children’s music, Toccarion, shares the fun of music with children aged five to twelve. Unique round the world, the music playground was opened at the Festspielhaus in 2013.
A veritable world of musical experiences fills a space measuring approximately 600 m2. Children have the opportunity to try out high-tech games and classical musical instruments, which are positioned next to each other with equal billing. They can also discover Toccarion through age-specific tours and workshops. Thanks to additional collaboration with the Festspielhaus artists, this location is always full of surprises.
You can find further information and the current programme at www.toccarion.de
Festspielhaus & Festspiele Baden-Baden GmbH
Beim Alten Bahnhof 2, 76530 Baden-Baden
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