Baden-Baden imports Tosca from Russia

Baden-Baden imports Tosca from Russia


norman lebrecht

May 27, 2021

This makes no sense at all in Covid year.

Artistic Director Benedikt Stampa has announced: ‘I met Valery Gergiev in Munich last week. All the artists in St. Petersburg are very much looking forward to Baden-Baden and are doing everything in their power to be back on stage with Puccini’s Tosca’. The performance on July 25 will be streamed for a larger audience in the Baden-Baden spa garden.


  • Sanity says:

    Baden Baden has one of the largest populations of billionaires in the world and it’s perhaps the Festspuelhaus’ donors who dictate its repertoire.

  • Elizabeth Owen says:

    Gergiev appears at Baden-Baden every year and it’s a large concert hall, converted from a railway station – the old ticket office is now the box office! If it is being done on a local tv feed the audience socially distanced will probably be safe and I imagine that the Russians have all been vaccinated with Sputnik 5.

  • Dr. Helga says:

    Baden Baden is the city in Germany were I was « produced ».

  • Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt says:

    I like to reconnect with Baden-Baden
    We’re m’y fetal life started. I live now in NYC Because of its strong culture.