Programme: Festtage 2015

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06. April 2015

27 MARCH - 06 APRIL 2015

It has become an acclaimed success with the German as well as the international audience: This year the FESTTAGE festival of Staatsoper Unter den Linden will be held for the twentieth time, and for the fifth time we will be ...

27 MARCH - 06 APRIL 2015

It has become an acclaimed success with the German as well as the international audience: This year the FESTTAGE festival of Staatsoper Unter den Linden will be held for the twentieth time, and for the fifth time we will be performing in the Schiller Theater. As was the case in most of our past festivals, our opera productions focus on Richard Wagner. And, as we are having a look at our figures: For the third time already, after 2005 and 2010, the concert programme has the motto »Hommage à Pierre Boulez«. On 26 March 2015 the great French composer and conductor will celebrate a big birthday – his 90th. In the past decades he has been a major factor of stimulus and inspiration in music. For us this is a welcome opportunity to give him and his works centre stage. A number of concerts will depict the many facets of his work. As many as three orchestras will honour him this year – Vienna Philharmonic, the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra and Staatskapelle Berlin – all conducted by Daniel Barenboim at the Philharmonie.

Appropriately, Wagner operas will be performed: a revival of last year’s FESTTAGE »Tannhäuser« production and a new staging of »Parsifal«, a work which has a particular connection with Boulez’ career as a conductor. In 1966 he produced this very special score for the Bayreuther Festspiele festival for the first time, in 2004 again; in between there was the spectacular »once-in-a-hundred-years Ring cycle« which was shown in the Bayreuth Festival Theatre on Grüner Hügel between 1976 and 1980. Wagner and Boulez are the focus of this year’s FESTTAGE. In addition, works by Schubert, Berlioz and others will be performed by excellent artists from all over the world.

April 2015

06Monday

16:00

FESTTAGE | 

Parsifal

Bühnenweihfestspiel (»A Festival Play for the Consecration of the Stage«) in three acts by Richard Wagner

Staatsoper im Schiller Theater


05Sunday

17:00

FESTTAGE | For the last time this season | 

Tannhäuser

Grand romantic opera in three acts | Text and music by Richard Wagner | Dresden version including the »Bacchanal« (Act 1, Scene 1) of the Paris version (1861)

Staatsoper im Schiller Theater


04Saturday

16:30

FESTTAGE | 

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

Philharmonie Berlin - Großer Saal


03Friday

16:00

FESTTAGE | 

Parsifal

Bühnenweihfestspiel (»A Festival Play for the Consecration of the Stage«) in three acts by Richard Wagner

Staatsoper im Schiller Theater


02Thursday

16:00

FESTTAGE | 

Tannhäuser

Grand romantic opera in three acts | Text and music by Richard Wagner | Dresden version including the »Bacchanal« (Act 1, Scene 1) of the Paris version (1861)

Staatsoper im Schiller Theater


01Wednesday

20:00

FESTTAGE | 

Duo Recital

Gidon Kremer | Denis Kozhukhin

Philharmonie Berlin - Großer Saal


March 2015

31Tuesday

17:00

FESTTAGE | 

Parsifal

Bühnenweihfestspiel (»A Festival Play for the Consecration of the Stage«) in three acts by Richard Wagner

Staatsoper im Schiller Theater


30Monday

20:00

FESTTAGE | 

Piano Recital

Michael Wendeberg

Staatsoper im Schiller Theater


29Sunday

12:00

FESTTAGE | 

Staatskapelle Berlin

Daniel Barenboim | Mojca Erdmann | Anna Lapkovskaja

Philharmonie Berlin - Großer Saal


28Saturday

16:00

Premiere | FESTTAGE | 

Parsifal

Bühnenweihfestspiel (»A Festival Play for the Consecration of the Stage«) in three acts by Richard Wagner

Staatsoper im Schiller Theater



12:00

Podiumsgespräch Pierre Boulez

Staatsoper im Schiller Theater - Gläsernes Foyer


27Friday

20:00

FESTTAGE | 

Vienna Philharmonic

Philharmonie Berlin - Großer Saal