Single tickets are now on sale for the Berlin Staatsoper’s FESTTAGE 2014, taking place from 11 – 20 April in the Schiller Theater and Philharmonie Berlin. Daniel Barenboim, the festival’s leading figure and founder in 1996, will conduct all opera performances, symphony concerts as well as appear as soloist during a piano recital together with Martha Argerich.
The operatic programme is dominated by Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi, whose bicentennials occur during the 2013/14 season. Choreographer, dancer and opera director Sasha Waltz will stage a new production of Wagner’s Tannhäuser, which premieres 12 April 2014. Cast members include Peter Seiffert, René Pape, Marina Poplavskaya and Peter Mattei. As in the 2009 premiere, Plácido Domingo sings the title role in a revival of Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra with Anja Harteros and Fabio Sartori (13 and 17 April).
The FESTTAGE 2014 start off with a unique concert on 11 April: For the first time the Wiener Philharmoniker will perform at the annual Easter festival – with a programme that features Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s three last symphonies. On 18 April Plácido Domingo, Daniel Barenboim, the Staatskapelle Berlin and the Staatsopernchor will present Max Reger’s rarely performed Requiem – dedicated to the memory of those who fell in World War I – as well as Richard Strauss’ monumental Heldenleben, an advance celebration of the 150th birthday of the former general music director of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden.
11 – 20 April 2014
Staatsoper im Schiller Theater and Philharmonie Berlin
The complete programme, tickets and further information can be found under:
+49 (0) 30 20 35 45 55 and www.staatsoper-berlin.de