Every year at Easter, the FESTTAGE festival draws music lovers to Berlin. Initiated
by Daniel Barenboim, it was held for the first time in 1996, and has proved to be
a major attraction, on a national as well as international level. Excellent musical theater and concert performances are the hallmark of the FESTTAGE, as is an
atmosphere emphasizing the extraordinary character of the artistic events.
In 2017 great operas and symphonies as well as piano works will be performed in
the Schiller Theater and the Philharmonie. The audience can look forward to two
impressive mythical narratives: the new production of Strauss’ monumental opera
»Die Frau ohne Schatten« and the restaging of Wagner’s festival drama for consecrating
the stage, »Parsifal«.

The musical directors of these two exceptional works will be Zubin Mehta and
Daniel Barenboim, two of today’s most important conductors. The Staatskapelle
Berlin, the Staatsopernchor and excellent singers will guarantee highest musical