• »Castor&&Pollux«

    A music theatre piece that deals with human immortality through the interweaving of two myths – the one of Greek antiquity and the other of the futuristic utopia of transhumanism – this is »Castor && Pollux«. Jean-Philippe Rameau’s setting meets digital spatial sound compositions for a 4D Sound System.

    Learn more »
  • Festival 2019

    The 2019 Heidelberger Frühling will take place from 16 March to 14 April.

    The Mahler Chamber Orchestra is the festival’s »Orchestra in Residence«. It will be live on stage on 20 March with pianist Mitsuko Uchida and on 7 April with flamenco singer Marina Heredia and pianist Alexander Melnikov.

    Read the editorial »
  • »Neuland.Lied«

    Political Lieder are the focus of »Neuland.Lied« in 2019. These Lieder take a concrete stand, which we cannot escape in their force. They mock or celebrate the prevailing social orders. They are stories about emancipation, propaganda violence and system criticism.

    Learn more »
  • »Standpunkte«

    The »Standpunkte« 2019 are entitled «Outlines of Life«. We treat them with purely musical means: dream ourselves into children’s worlds, evoke the distant world of slavery, follow the city dwellers to the countryside, the artists into solitude and the old into death, celebrate family celebrations.

    Learn more »




We are glad and grateful that, for a circle of patrons, the »Frühling« is reason enough to commit an amount in the double-digit millions for a comprehensive renovation of the Stadthalle Heidelberg. Take leave of the old one again in the festival of 2019 and, from the season of 2022 onwards, look forward to a new town hall, which ideally pairs its Gründerzeit charm with the demands of an outstanding concert and cultural center
Learn more »

Song Centre

With the album »Frage«, which will be released in autumn 2018, Christian Gerhaher begins the complete recording of all of Robert Schumann’s Lieder. The project entitled »Alle Lieder« will comprise 10 CDs, which will be released by Sony Classical in 2020 as a complete edition. Co-production partners are the Bayerischer Rundfunk and the International Song Centre.
Learn more »

»Das Lied« 2019

Thee 26 year old soprano Nikola Hillebrand from Germany has won the first prize of the International Song Competition »Das Lied«, endowed with € 15.000 donated by the Manfred Lautenschläger Foundation. The biennial competition, chaired by Thomas Quasthoff, has been held since 2017 under the auspices of the International Song Centre of the international music festival Heidelberger Frühling.
Learn more »

Environmental protection

(16.03.19) This festival season, the Heidelberger Frühling will thank the musicians on stage with a single rose and a charitable bracelet from the startup »4Ocean«, instead of a bouquets of flowers. The company fishes half a kilo of plastic waste from the oceans per bracelet. The festival thus supports the disposal of around 150 kg of plastic waste from the world’s oceans.

Audio & Video


We can send you your tickets free of charge by e-mail (print-at-home) or to your mobile/cell phone (Ticketdirect Mobile). For snail-mail we charge EUR 3 per order. Inquire by telephone or order your gift token online at the Webshop. Box offices open one hour before start of concert.

+49 (0)6221 - 584 00 44

We will be happy to advise you Mon.-Fri. 10 am – 6 pm.

By post or fax

Internationales Musikfestival
Heidelberger Frühling gGmbH
Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 27
D – 69117 Heidelberg
Fax +49 (0) 6221 – 584 64 00 49


Order your tickets etc. from the Webshop any time that suits you.


Our newsletter (in German) keeps you informed about the festival performers, ticket availability and changes to the programme. Just click “Request Newsletter” and fill in the contact form. Of course you can unsubscribe at any time.