Festtage 2013

Festival & set of events

Festtage 2013

Event Highlight
Daniel Barenboim – © Monika Rittershaus

Easter time is opera time. Especially at the Staatsoper Berlin, for the Easter season here is also FESTTAGE season.
The performance of the entire cycle of Richard Wagner’s »Ring des Nibelungen« marked the start of the FESTTAGE festival of Staatsoper Unter den Linden under Daniel Barenboim in 1996. 17 years later it is again this singular tetralogy which takes centre stage in the Easter festival. With a cast of international stars, State orchestra Staatskapelle Berlin which is very familiar with Wagner’s work and, of course, Daniel Barenboim as the stimulating and inspiring musical director, four outstanding opera evenings are in store – from the first note of »Rheingold« to the final cords of »Götterdämmerung« – about 14 hours of opera.

As every year, top-class concerts will be performed in addition to the opera stagings. On one hand there is the »Perspectives Pollini« series which the Italian master pianist Maurizio Pollini has planned as a fascinating and intense combination of the piano sonatas from Beethoven’s middle and later years together with sophisticated contemporary music. On the other, two famous requiems will be performed: Giuseppe Verdi’s requiem performed by the orchestra and choir of La Scala, Milan and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s requiem given by the Berlin State Choir Staatsopernchor and Staatskapelle. One of the soloists will be the Mexican tenor Rolando Villazón who will also appear in a symphony concert with the State Orchestra: In addition to music by Verdi, works by Luciano Berio and Igor Strawinsky will be performed which at the time they were written were responsible for opening up new perspectives in composing.

Sat 23 Mar 2013 | 7.30p.m.
Das Rheingold
Opera by Richard Wagner
Staatsoper im Schiller Theater

Sun 24 Mar 2013 | 4p.m.
Die Walküre
Opera by Richard Wagner
Staatsoper im Schiller Theater

Mon 25 Mar 2013 | 8p.m.
Perspectives Pollini 3
Philharmonie Berlin

Tue 26 Mar 2013 | 8p.m.
Staatskapelle Berlin
Daniel Barenboim | Rolando Villazón
Philharmonie Berlin

Wed 27 Mar 2013 | 6p.m.
Siegfried
Opera by Richard Wagner
Staatsoper im Schiller Theater

Thu 28 Mar 2013 | 8p.m.
Lecture »Der Ring des Nibelungen«
Staatsoper im Schiller Theater - Gläsernes Foyer
Free Entrance

Fri 29 Mar 2013 | 8p.m.
Perspectives Pollini 4
Philharmonie Berlin

Sat 30 Mar 2013 | 3p.m.
Orchestra and Choir of the Teatro alla Scala
Daniel Barenboim | Anja Harteros | Daniela Barcellona | Fabio Sartori | René Pape
Philharmonie Berlin

Sun 31 Mar 2013 | 4p.m.
Götterdämmerung
Opera by Richard Wagner
Staatsoper im Schiller Theater

Mon 01 Apr 2013 | 8p.m.
Staatskapelle Berlin
Daniel Barenboim | Maria Bengtsson | Bernarda Fink | Rolando Villazón | René Pape
Philharmonie Berlin

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