Jonas Kaufmann, Anna Netrebko, Sonya Yoncheva, & Juan Diego Flórez Among Headliners at Festpielhaus Baden-Baden’s 2023 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Baden-Baden Festspielhaus has announced its 2023 season which will celebrate its 25th anniversary.

The season opens with Jonas Kaufmann and Ludovic Tézier singing famous duets from operas by Verdi, Puccini and Ponchielli.

Performance Dates: Jan. 8, 2023

Osterfestpiele Baden-Baden

Kirill Petrenko conducts the Berliner Philharmoniker in Strauss’ “De Frau ohne Schatten.” Paul Zoller directs a cast that includes Iréne Theorin, Wolfgang Koch, Elza van den Heever, Michaela Schuster, and Clay Hilley.

Performance Dates: April 1, 5 & 9, 2023

Diana Damrau joins the Berlin Philharmoniker and Kirill Petrenko for an all-Strauss program.

Performance Date: April 7, 2023

Georg Friedrich Händel’s “II Trionfo del Tempo e del Disignanno” will be performed with Emmanuelle Haïm conducting Elsa Benoit, Franco Fagioli, Iestyn Davies, and Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani.

Performance Date: April 8, 2023

James Newby and Joseph Middleton perform Franz Schubert’s “Die schöne Müllerin” op. 25 D.

Performance Date: April 16, 2023


Sonya Yoncheva and Riccardo Massi perform a Verismo concert under Nayden Todorov.

Performance Date: June 3, 2023


Renée Fleming and Yannick Nézet-Séguin perform in recital music by Franz Liszt, Edvard Grieg, Gabriel Fauré, and many others.

Performance Date: June 30, 2023

Joyce DiDonato and Yannick Nézet-Séguin join the Met Orchestra for a gala concert of Berlioz.

Performance Date: July 1, 2023

Renée Fleming and Russell Thomas join the Met Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin for music by Verdi, Bernstein, Aucoin, and Tchaikovsky.

Performance Date: July 2, 2023

Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov perform a concert of arias with Claudio Vandelli and the Würth Philharmoniker.

Performance Dates: July 21, 2023

Sonya Yoncheva, Riccardo Massi, and Erwin Schrott star in Puccini’s “Tosca” with Domingo Hindoyan conducting.

Performance Date: August 27, 2023


Thomas Hengelbrock conducts Robert Carsen’s production of Massenet’s “Werther” with Jonathan Tetelman, Kate Lindsey, Brandon Cedel, and Elsa Benoit.

Performance Dates: Nov. 24 & 26, 2023


Juan Diego Flórez and Marina Monzó perform a New Year’s Concert alongside Christopher Franklin.

Performance Dates: Dec. 31, 2023