DomStufen-Festspiele in Erfurt

Summer music theatre against a historical backdrop

The 'DomStufen-Festspiele in Erfurt' has become an integral part of the event calendar of the Thuringian state capital. Every summer, the Theater Erfurt transforms the 70 steps of the historic backdrop of the 'Dom und Severikirche' into an opulent opera or musical stage and has thus far reached hundreds of thousands of visitors ...

Faust's damnation

DomStufen-Festspiele in Erfurt 2023
Opera by Hector Berlioz
Premiering: July 7, 2023
Further performances: July 8, to July 30, 2023

With a grandiose orchestra and magnificent choral scenes, Hector Berlioz was able to create visions of the infernal and ethereal sounds. As freely as he dealt with the plot structure of Goethe's poetry, he felt committed to the spirit of the work: man's search for meaning between lust for life, calling and morality.


DomStufen-Festspiele im Großen Haus

Enjoy the DomStufen-Festspiele in a cozy lounge atmosphere and experience Giuseppe Verdi's opera Nabucco from a completely different perspective. After the Erfurt Philharmonic Orchestra was transmitted from the theater to the Domplatz via fiber optic cable last year, there is another innovation this year. Some of the performances can also be experienced in the Big House for the first time. Here you can follow the Erfurt Philharmonic Orchestra live on stage and the scenery from Domplatz on a large screen. The DOMKINO performances will take place during the DomStufen-Festspiele from July 22, 2022 on Fridays to Sundays at 8:30 p.m.

Pettersson und Findus und der Hahn im Korb

Revival: 23 July 2022

In a wonderfully varied opera production, Niclas Ramdohr and Holger Potocki do credit to the velvet-pawed cat. The opera is full of fun throughout, so that the audience, both children and adults, is captivated by its magic from the first bar.