04.06.2022 to 06.06.2022 | 20:15 | Side programme

Classic OpenAir at Grunewald Hunting Lodge

- postponed again until Pfingsten 2022 -




Egmont op. 84 – complete incidental music with speaker and soprano

Fidelio – overture and aria No. 2 "I wish we were united yet"

Elegiac Song op. 118

Choral from "The Consecration of the House" and other works by

Nicola Proksch – Soprano

Hans Martin Ritter – Speaker

Orpheus Ensemble Berlin

Sinfonischer Chor Berlin

Orpheus Ensemble Berlin

Sinfonischer Chor Berlin

Stefan Meinecke – Conductor

The programme will feature the incidental music of EGMONT op. 84 as well as further choir and orchestra music. The political message of EGMONT (suppression and freedom) is  put  into  a  modern setting. No other stage in Berlin has anything similar planned this year. The backdrop of Jagdschloss Grunewald as a hunting lodge surrounded by beautiful nature conveys  Beethoven’s love for nature that was a great source of inspiration for his creativity and is reflected in his work. An Open Air performance offers a unique and fitting setting and shines a special light on Beethoven's music. In EGMONT, Goethe and Beethoven deal with major socio-political issues that continue to create tensions to this very day (oppression/independence, belief/enlightenment, betrayal/loyalty, traditionalism/renewal). Love is the greatest unifying force and has the power to transcend boundaries unlike anything else that humankind possesses. Egmont's character and fate show us that we today need a different type of human being to overcome the challenges of our time; after all, Beethoven's music encourages contemporaneity. This staging points out the dangers of doing nothing with the help of the power of language and music. The second part of the concert will use various works by Beethoven to show his revolutionary side, which often simultaneously cultivates inner calm and peace of mind. The Classic Open Air concert evenings have been staged since 2011 and revive a tradition of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra that dates back to the 1950s, when the orchestra used to perform summer concerts at Berlin’s oldest surviving palace building. Music-loving visitors can look forward to an atmospherically lit, natural setting at Pentecost.


Jagdschloss Grunewald
Hüttenweg 100
14193 Berlin

Admission prices

€29.00 / Reduced*: €15.00 / Children up to 6 years: €10.00 *) for pupils, students, the severely disabled persons, BerlinPass holders

Ticket information

Ticket hotline: +49 (0)30 - 47 99 74 74
Tickets available at all advance ticket sale agencies (ticket prices excl. fees
Evening box office
Free seating – 800 places per evening
Catering services from 6:00 pm
Pre-program from 7:00 pm
Cranach exhibition open until 8:00 pm


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Travelling to the venue

Bus 115, X 10, X 83 (15 Min. Fußweg)
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