Tuesday, 15 April 2014

New season 2014-2015 at the Festspielhaus, Baden-Baden

During the Summer Festival 2014, the following operas will be performed :
- Valery Gergiev will conduct Giuseppe Verdi's Don Carlo, with the director Giorgio Barberio Corsetti ;
- Yannick Nézet-Séguin will conduct Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail, in concert, with Diana Damrau, Rolando Villazon and Thomas Quasthoff.

Then, during the Autumn Festival :
- Karel Mark Chichon will conduct Vincenzo Bellini's I Capuleti e ei Montecchi, with Elina Garanca, Alksandra Kurzak and Francesco Meli (in concert).

For the Easter Festival, Sir Simon Rattle will conduct :
- Richard Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier with the Berlin Philharmonic, in a production directed by Brigitte Fassbaender, with anja Harteros, Peter Rose, Magdalena Kozena and Anna Prohaska ;
- Hector Berlioz's La Damnation de Faust (concert version) with Joyce DiDonato, Charles Castronovo and Ludovic Tézier.

During the Spring Festival,
- Pablo Heras-Casado will conduct Giuseppe's Verdi La Traviata, with Rolando Villazon directing. The cast will include Olga Peretyatko and Ludovic Tézier.

Valery Gergiev will return to Baden-Baden in the Summer 2015 to conduct Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Pique Dame ( a new staging from the Mariinsky Theater) and Hector Berlioz's Les Troyens (in concert). Yannick Nézet-Séguin will return too. This time for a concert version of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro with Bryn Terfel, Diana Damrau, Luca Pisaroni, Anne Sofie von Otter and Rolando Villazon.

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