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Bayreuther Festspiele, Germany

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Festspielhügel 1-2
Bayeuth, 95445 Germany
+49 921 78780 www.bayreuther-festspiele.de/en

 

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Bayreuth was not the first choice. When Richard Wagner roughly sketched his Festival idea in 1850, his thoughts circled around Zurich or Weimar, and later around Munich. Twenty years passed until, in terms of modern jargon, he “googled” the name of the Frankish gem; Hans Richter had drawn him to the vacant Margravial Opera House of the city of Bayreuth. A year later, the first visit of the town followed, the house proved to be unsuitable for the purpose of the Ring performance, but the city pleased the composer. On 22 May 1872, the foundation was laid, but the construction came to a halt shortly afterwards: the attempt to erect the present-day Festival Hall as a “crowdfunding project” failed. On Money It was only when King Ludwig II provided the necessary funds by means of credit that the construction continued. On 13 August 1876, the first Bayreuth Festival began.

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July 2018

Parsifal by Wagner @Bayreuther Festspiele, Germany

July 26 - August 25
Bayreuther Festspiele, Germany, Festspielhügel 1-2
Bayeuth, 95445 Germany
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Conductor Hartmut Haenchen Director Uwe Eric Laufenberg Stage design Gisbert Jäkel Costumes Jessica Karge Lighting Reinhard Traub Video Gérard Naziri Dramaturgy Richard Lorber Choral Conducting Eberhard Friedrich https://youtu.be/UzjNnkngd8E

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Tristan und Isolde by Wagner @Bayreuther Festspiele, Germany

July 27 - August 28
Bayreuther Festspiele, Germany, Festspielhügel 1-2
Bayeuth, 95445 Germany
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Conductor Christian Thielemann Director Katharina Wagner Stage design Frank Philipp Schlößmann Matthias Lippert Costumes Thomas Kaiser Dramaturgy Daniel Weber Lighting Reinhard Traub Choral Conducting Eberhard Friedrich

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Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Wagner @Bayreuther Festspiele, Germany

July 28 - August 27
Bayreuther Festspiele, Germany, Festspielhügel 1-2
Bayeuth, 95445 Germany
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Conductor Philippe Jordan Director Barrie Kosky Stage design Rebecca Ringst Costumes Klaus Bruns Choral Conducting Eberhard Friedrich Dramaturgy Ulrich Lenz Lighting Franck Evin https://youtu.be/Z5QTnMellyg  

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Der fliegende Holländer by Wagner @Bayreuther Festspiele, Germany

July 30 - August 26
Bayreuther Festspiele, Germany, Festspielhügel 1-2
Bayeuth, 95445 Germany
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Conductor Axel Kober Director Jan Philipp Gloger Stage design Christof Hetzer Costumes Karin Jud Choral Conducting Eberhard Friedrich Dramaturgy Sophie Becker Lighting Urs Schönebaum

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Die Walküre by Wagner @Bayreuther Festspiele, Germany

July 31 - August 29
Bayreuther Festspiele, Germany, Festspielhügel 1-2
Bayeuth, 95445 Germany
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Conductor Plácido Domingo Director Frank Castorf Stage design Aleksandar Denić Costumes Adriana Braga Peretzki Lighting Rainer Casper Video Andreas Deinert Jens Crull Technische Einrichtung 2013-2014 Karl-Heinz Matitschka  Photo: Enrico Nawrath / Bayreuther Festspiele

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