Since 1996, when Daniel Barenboim has invented the FESTTAGE, they offer outstanding musical theater and world-class concerts with international stars, for an international audience.
Both the opening bars and final notes of the festival will be played by renowned pianist Maurizio Pollini with Berlin’s Philharmonic. He’ll be combining Beethoven sonatas with contemporary 21st century music in an interesting way.
The focus of the programme is Alban Berg’s exceptional work Lulu, directed by Andrea Breth. This will be accompanied by two Richard Wagner operas, Rheingold and The Valkyrie. There will also be a another star of the stage to admire at the FESTTAGE; René Pape, a veteran of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden ensemble. Known as a singer of Mozart, Verdi and Wagner, Pape will perform interpretations by the three “classic” composers of 19th century Lieder - Wolf, Schumann & Schubert.
You can enjoy the exceptional sounds of the Staatsoper at the Schillertheater from 30th March to 9th of April. And speaking of sounds, why not round off your evening with the clink of glasses over drinks at the elegant TOWN BAR at the ARCOTEL John F Berlin.
For tickets and further information please visit the website.
Pictures: Thomas Bartilla, Monika Rittershaus