Press Releases

  • 04.11.2015 | FESTTAGE 2016: On 14th November single tickets for »Orfeo ed Euridice«, »Parsifal« and the concert programme with the Staatskapelle Berlin, the Wiener Philharmoniker, Yo-Yo Ma, Jonas Kaufmann, Martha Argerich and Daniel Barenboim go on sale

    On Saturday, 14th November at 10am single tickets for the Staatsoper Berlin’s FESTTAGE 2016
    – taking place from 18 until 28 March at the Schiller Theater and Philharmonie Berlin – go on
    sale. Next year will mark a special anniversary: The Staatsoper Berlin will be celebrating the 20th
    anniversary of the annual Easter Festival, founded by Daniel Barenboim in 1996. Since then the
    FESTTAGE have become an event of enormous appeal, drawing music and opera lovers from all over
    the world to Berlin.

    In 2016, the great FESTTAGE premiere on 18 March will be a new production of Christoph Willibald
    Gluck's very important »Orfeo ed Euridice« – with Daniel Barenboim (musical director), Jürgen
    Flimm (staging), architect Frank Gehry (stage design) and Florence von Gerkan (costumes). The cast
    features Bejun Mehta (Orfeo), Anna Prohaska (Euridice) and Nadine Sierra (Amore) and, of course,
    the Staatsopernchor. Another performance will be the revival of »Parsifal«, staged by Dmitri
    Tcherniakov. Among the performing artists will be Andreas Schager (Parsifal), Waltraud Meier
    (Kundry), René Pape (Gurnemanz), Wolfgang Koch (Amfortas), Tómas Tómasson (Klingsor) and
    Matthias Hölle (Titurel) as well as the Staatsopernchor and the Staatskapelle Berlin.

    The FESTTAGE concert program covers the period from Bach to the great symphonies of late
    Romanticism. In two concerts in the Philharmonie, Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin
    will be performing the two major symphonies by Edward Elgar. In addition the program will feature
    Gustav Mahler's »Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen« with Jonas Kaufman and the violoncello concerto
    in B minor op. 104 by Antonín Dvorák with the acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma, who will furthermore
    perform the six famous solo suites by Johann Sebastian Bach in a recital. We are glad to welcome
    Wiener Philharmoniker as a guest orchestra for the third time in a row: Having performed Mozart and
    Schubert before, they will now be dedicating their program to another composer having worked in
    Vienna: Gustav Mahler, whose 9th Symphony – stylistically alternating between the later romantic
    school and 20th century classical music - will kick off the FESTTAGE concerts on 19 March. The last
    concert of the FESTTAGE will be a recital for two of the best-known pianists worldwide, Martha
    Argerich and Daniel Barenboim who will play music of Schumann, Debussy and Bartók.

    FESTTAGE 2016
    18 – 28 März
    Staatsoper im Schiller Theater and Philharmonie Berlin


  • 2015/2016 season press releases

  • 2014/2015 season press releases

    26 March 2015
    FESTTAGE solo recital: Michael Wendeberg plays Pierre Boulez' complete piano works

    31 March 2015
    FESTTAGE concert: In our duo recital tomorrow with Gidon Kremer, Denis Kozhukhin will replace Martha Argerich who fell ill

    05 March 2015  
    FESTTAGE festival held by the Staatsoper Berlin pays homage to Pierre Boulez on the occasion of his 90th birthday

    15 February 2015
    Berliner Staatsoper holds »Berg festival« from 6 to 15 March: Alban Berg's operas and symphonies performed by Daniel Barenboim and Staatskapelle Berlin

    05 December 2014
    Outlook spring 2015: Daniel Barenboim and Staatsoper Berlin will be presenting an Alban Berg cycle and paying homage to Pierre Boulez

  • 2013/2014 season press releases

    07 November 2014
    FESTTAGE 2015: Tomorrow single tickets for Parsifal, Tannhäuser and the concert programme go on sale!

    07 May 2014
    June 1st: Experience Daniel Barenboim, the Staatskapelle Berlin and violinist Lisa Batiashvili live on the web

    28 April 2014
    Jürgen Flimm and Daniel Barenboim introduce programme for the 2014/15 season of Staatsoper im Schiller Theater


    14 April 2014
    FESTTAGE 2015: Dmitri Tcherniakov stages »Parsifal« / Homage to Pierre Boulez to celebrate his 90th birthday / Restaging of »Tannhäuser« by Sasha Waltz

    31 March 2014
    FESTTAGE premiere on 12 April: Richard Wagner's »Tannhäuser« with Daniel Barenboim and Sasha Waltz

    18 November 2013
    FESTTAGE 2014: Single tickets are now on sale for »Tannhäuser«, »Simon Boccanegra« and the concert programme


  • 2012/2013 season press releases

    FESTTAGE 2014: Sasha Waltz stages a new »Tannhäuser« / Plácido Domingo sings Simon Boccanegra / Vienna Philharmonic debut at the festival
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    Premiere of Richard Wagner's »Götterdämmerung« on 3 March: Daniel Barenboim and an outstanding ensemble of singers present the »Ring« finale at Staatsoper Berlin
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    Staatsoper Berlin: 2012 visitor numbers hit top notes
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