Rossini in Wildbad
Belcanto Opera Festival

A Rossini festival in the Black Forest, can that be possible? Since over 25 years Rossini in Bad Wildbad shows that a small but particula Belcanto opera festival can be successful, with splendid CD recordings and international radio transmission. The festival is internationally renowned for discovering new operas of the belcanto repertory and outstanding young singers. “Rossini Bad Wildbad” was founded 1989 to remind of Gioachino Rossini`s stay in the spa town in the black forest. Since 1991, Jochen Schönleber is the artistic director and now he is also the general manager. Music director is one of the leading belcanto conductors in the world, brillant Italian Antonino Fogliani. The festival is hold by the city of Bad Wildbad. It is supported by the land of Baden-Württemberg and by the district of Calw. The principal sponsor is the AWG Calw.

General manager Jochen Schönleber
Artistic director Jochen Schönleber
Music director Antonino Fogliani

The 30th festival is sponsored by the Landesstiftung Baden-Württemberg



Save the date: The 30th edition of the festival 2018 will take place from 12. till 29. July 2018.

12-18 July: AUFTAKT! - Festival Opening

19-29 July: Belcanto Opera Festival

You can download the flyer and the ticket order for the 2018 festival (view below).