Classic Open Air 2018

The festival looks back upon a history of success that lasts more than 25 years. In July 2018, the capital's most beautiful square - the Gendarmenmarkt - will again be an impressive backdrop for orchestras, vocal and instrumental soloists.


The festival will be opened on July 5th by Deutsche Filmorchester Babelsberg and numerous soloists, celebrating the orchestra's centenary in First Night. It is well known for delightful film music, but also for cooperations and concerts in the section of classic, rock and pop, e.g. with Sting, Bryan Adams, Céline Dion, Udo Lindenberg and Xavier Naidoo.


Delightful melodies will enchant the visitors on July 6th at Wagner in Licht und Feuer. Unforgettable musical works from the great Italian operas will be performed at Nessun dorma on July 7th. Whether longtime opera fans or those, who just have discovered their love for this form of art, these wonderful arias, duets and ensemble scenes will arouse pure enthusiasm!


A very special highlight will be the evening on July 8th where the most beautiful piano pieces will be played at Vier Pianisten – Ein Konzert. The entertainer Joja Wendt and well-known Boggie Woogie artist Axel Zwingenberger will perform together with jazz pianist and ECHO-Winner Martin Tingvall and classical pianist Sebastian Knauer.


The appearance of Earth, Wind & Fire at Classics of Soul & Funk on July 9th will ensure a brilliant festival finale. The fabulous soul band whose songs such as “September”, “Fantasy” and “Let’s Groove” can still be heard regularly on the radio, travel with a large ensemble and will sing their most successful hits. Sister Sledge, who scored a global hit in 1979 with the song "We Are Family", will complete the concert with their guest appearance.

Tickets for the Classic Open Air Festival 2018 can be purchased at all known ticket agencies, at or under the ticket hotline 01806 999 000 606 (0,20€/ German landline, max. 0,60€/German mobile communications).

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