The Richard-Strauss-Festival


once again offers a wealth of unforgettable cultural experiences. A week full of Richard Strauss’s wonderful music, interpreted from stars of the classical world. And in the best of moods we want to wind down the Richard Strauss Festival 2017, rounding off as it does my tenure as artistic director. I will look back with gratitude to a richly filled and intensive time in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, and my heartfelt wishes go to my successor, for strength and success in the gratifying task of discovering and elucidating anew the immortal works of Richard Strauss.


On that note, enjoy a happy festival, a farewell and a new beginning, united in harmony!




Prof. Dr. h.c. Ks. Brigitte Fassbaender

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