The Stage Is Set for Summer!

More than 100 concerts, all in four weeks. Enjoy the international stars of classical music right in the heart of Switzerland.

Summer Festival

11.08.-10.09.2017

Back to Where Opera Started

The 450th anniversary of Claudio Monteverdi: Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts all three extant operas by Monteverdi over five days.

Summer Festival

11.08.-10.09.2017

In Tones of Highest praise

Thu, 07.09.

He’s the epitome of bel canto: no one can sing more beautifully, more sensitively,
and with more accomplishment than the tenor from Peru. Which is why acclaim for this singer has been, fttingly, in tones of highest praise.

Summer Festival

11.08.-10.09.2017

Bruckner’s Unfnished

Mon, 04.09.

Everything has an end, except for Bruckner’s last symphony: Daniele Gatti conducts Bruckner’s Ninth, which is dedicated to “dear God.”

Summer Festival

11.08.-10.09.2017

First Lady

Sun, 03.09.

In Birmingham they’ve always had a good nose for talent: Sir Simon Rattle and Andris Nelsons both began their international careers there. Now Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla follows in their footsteps as the CBSO’s frst female Music Director.

Summer Festival

11.08.-10.09.2017

Dream Team

Sun, 13.08.

It’s too easy to take for granted what is really a piece of good fortune: every summer Bernard Haitink and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe offer thrilling musical experiences – this time it will be with Mozart and Mahler.

Summer Festival

11.08.-10.09.2017

"Identity" or Who Am I?

Identity exists only in the plural. In the summer of 2017 LUCERNE FESTIVAL will be devoted to an urgently topical and political theme.

Summer Festival

11.08.-10.09.2017

New CD: Carl Schuricht in Lucerne

Absolute faithfulness to the work and youthful élan right up until his last years: Carl Schuricht conducts Mozart and Brahms.

Piano-Festival

18.11.-26.11.2017

Nine days of keyboard wizardry


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Easter Festival

17.03.-25.03.2018

The perfect way to get in the mood for the Easter season!

A Spectacular Start to the Festival Year: The Easter Festival includes a focus on sacred music, whether in the KKL or through concerts in the atmospheric ambience of Lucerne’s churches. Sign up for our reminder and you will receive an e-mail reminder a few days before tickets go on sale.

News

23. June 2017

Program Piano Festival

Get yourself in the mood by taking a look at our program overview of the 2017 Piano-Festival! Tickets go on sale starting 2 August, 12.00 noon (Lucerne time)

21. June 2017

Day by Day

The Day by Day Festival Guide contains information about all of the concerts in the Summer Festival. An overview page allows you to see all events on a given day at a glance.

16. May 2017

The History of the Festival in Sound

The latest CD release in the Historic Performances series is here. It focuses on the conductor Carl Schuricht.

11. May 2017

Soundzz.z.zzz…z

Strotter Inst. is this year’s winner of the “Soundzz.z.zzz…z” Competition.

25. April 2017

Postponement

Michel van der Aa's Blank Out will now take place on 13 August at 16.00

20. April 2017

Fritz-Gerber-Award 2017

Alice Belugou, Hana Hobiger, and Rahel Kohler are the winners of the 2017 Fritz Gerber Award

12. April 2017

Easter Festival 2017

Highlights of Lucerne Festival at Easter 2016

20. March 2017

A conversation with Wolfgang Rihm

On 8 April LUCERNE FESTIVAL will present the Swiss premiere of Wolfgang Rihm's "Requiem-Strophen." In an interview with Max Nyffeler, Rihm talks about his new work ...

16. March 2017

Festival History

Want to learn more about the history and stories behind LUCERNE FESTIVAL? Take a look at our summary, where you can find out what happened, for example, throughout the 1980s.

21. February 2017

Programm Summer Festival

Get yourself in the mood by taking a look at our newly designed program overview of the 2017 Summer of Music!

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