Festspielhaus Baden-Baden

Unfortunately, the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden has had to cancel all public events for May due to the
current pandemic situation and the associated restrictions. The postponed Easter Festival with the
Berliner Philharmoniker’s residency from 6 to 9 May is also affected by the cancellation.
The performance of Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s opera Mazeppa planned for Baden-Baden under the baton
of chief conductor Kirill Petrenko will now be performed live in a concert performance from the
Philharmonie Berlin in the Digital Concert Hall on 14 May 2021 at 19:00.
Andrea Zietzschmann, general manager of the Berliner Philharmoniker: “We are very sad that the
Festival, which had been postponed until May, also cannot take place. Together with the team of the
Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, we did everything possible right up to the end, and had hoped to be able to
make it possible to perform in front of an audience. Fortunately, with a concert performance of Mazeppa,
we can at least present the planned opera with a great cast of singers in the Digital Concert Hall. With
regard to the Easter Festival in Baden-Baden, we are now very much looking forward to 2022.”
Kirill Petrenko, chief conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker: “It is sad that our plans for Mazeppa in
Baden-Baden cannot be realised. To perform this rarely performed work together with the Berliner
Philharmoniker and with this cast was and is a great desire of mine. So I am glad that we at least have
the option of streaming a concert performance live from the Philharmonie in the Digital Concert Hall.”

Friday, 14 May 2021, 19:00, Philharmonie Berlin, main auditorium
Berliner Philharmoniker
Kirill Petrenko conductor
Vladislav Sulimsky baritone (Mazeppa)
Olga Peretyatko soprano (Maria)
Vitalij Kowaljow bass (Father)
Oksana Volkova mezzo-soprano (Mother)
Dmitry Golovnin tenor (Andrey)
Dimitry Ivashchenko bass (Orlik)
Anton Rositskiy tenor (Iskra)
Alexander Kravets tenor (Drunken Cossack)
Rundfunkchor Berlin, chorus master Gijs Leenaars
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Mazeppa (concert performance)

Link to Digital Concert Hall: