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Theater Baden-Baden (Festspielhaus)

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Address: Beim Alten Bahnhof 2, 76530 Baden-Baden, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Phone Number: 07221 3013-0
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Description: The town's popular 19th-century performance hall has served as the home to...
The town's popular 19th-century performance hall has served as the home to the same acting troupe since 1918.
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A short walk from the centre of the town. Good auditorium with good acoustics. Easy to book - we did it online and collected the tickets before the concert, no problem. Very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 27, 2014
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

A short walk from the centre of the town. Good auditorium with good acoustics. Easy to book - we did it online and collected the tickets before the concert, no problem. Very comfortable seats. Serves swanky bites to eat and posh drinks, but rather expensive.

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Greve
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The auditorium, built on the site of the old railway-station, parts of which it incorporates, is an architectural marvel. The artists -- at least at the summer festival -- are usually the Marinsky ensemble from St. Petersburg, under star conductor Valery Gergiev. The programmes are often (but not always) Russian inspired: eg. this past July we had Verdi's Requiem and... More 

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trondheim
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31 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

It is one of the best festivals. Everything is very professional, world stars. It is very large, but all havea very good view. Their programs are ver, very good.

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The 06 06 2014 we attended my wife and your servant the wonderful opera "Faust" from the French composer Gounod in the Festspielhaus of Baden Baden. With Sonya Yoncheva, Charles Castronovo and Erwin Schrott, it was delightful, a sans faute from the start to the end. The theatre itself is beautiful (the old part of it) and the modern extension... More 

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Calabasas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We attended a performance of Bach's St. John's Passion directed by Peter Sellars and conducted by Sir Simon Rattle with the Berlin Philharmonic. Staging was thought provoking, as is typical for Sellars. Berlin Philharmonic still plays with precision. It was such a pleasure to see Rattle bring warmth and humanity to this piece that is less frequently performed than Bach's... More 

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Nontron, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The Theater is small and charming, the Festspielhaus (previously the railway station) is huge and used for concerts and operas as opposed to plays. In the latter it is wise not to book seats under the balcony, as acoustic deteriorates with distance.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I watched this Puccini opera on the Berlin Phiharmonic digital website last night from Baden Baden and thought the production was one of the worse I have ever seen. If it was not for the reasonable singing I would of turned it off long before I did. The Berlin Philly have not played a Puccini opera for 30 years since... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I was at the dress rehearsal for Manon Lescaut by Puccini last week. The Festspielhaus is a majestic building perfect for operas. Its tiers rise steeply so if you sit in the 2nd balcony which is at the top you're still not too far from the stage. If you suffer from vertigo you'd better get a lower spot! As the... More 

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Kempten, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Similar to Paris Opera but very small theater. First row of balcony or box (loge) would be a great choice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

It is really beautiful and when there is a sold out performance, we can buy ticket for much less for a standing audience. Too bad we didn't have the chance to catch any show during our stay

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