This is one of Europe’s most stylish and beautiful small towns; a fashionable spa for almost 200 years, located at the foothills of the Black Forest. Its elegant architecture and great expanses of wooded parks and pathways running through the heart of the resort create an immediate sense of well-being for visitors. With its very smart and comfortable Festpielhaus, Baden-Baden is now firmly at the centre of musical Europe with performances of the highest international standard given throughout the year. The Belle Époque casino is one of the most beautiful in the world and the Museum Frieder Burda houses a fine collection of modern art.&nbsp Opera & Concerts in Baden-Baden Baden-Baden is one of the most glamorous places to enjoy music as a quick look at the 2017 schedule testifies. Many of the world's greatest musicians will perform with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra at the Easter Festival (7– 17 April). Sir Simon Rattle and Kirikk Petrenko conduct a wonderful series of concerts and there will be a performance of Puccini’s ‘Tosca’ (10 April). Other major highlights in 2017 include a visit by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra playing Symphony No.34 by Mozart and Symphony No. 4 by Bruckner (5 May), the Orchestre de Lyon, conducted by Leonard Slatkin will perform Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with Hilary Hahn and Symphonie Fantasique by Berlioz (12 May). The Festspielhaus reaches out to a different audience when Chris de Burgh (15 May) and Bryan Ferry (24 May) give concerts. The Baden-Baden Gala has chosen to present a star studded concert performance of ‘La clemenza di Tito’ by Mozart (6 & 9 July) with Rolando Villazon, Joyce DiDonato, Sonya Yoncheva and Tara Erraught. Call the Kirker Concierge on 020 7593 2286 for the full schedule, ticket prices and availability.

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