When you think of Bayreuth, you think of Richard Wagner. His life and works in Bayreuth have left many traces, which attract many visitors each year.

Every summer Bayreuth is a cultural center of artistic explo­ra­tion of Richard Wagner‘s music. The Bayreuth Opera Festival (Fest­spiele) has made the city of Bayreuth inter­na­tio­nally famous, as well as the singers, direc­tors and set desi­gners. With the sound of the opening fanfares of the Richard Wangner festival, an inter­na­tional audi­ence flocks into the city and into the Festival Opera House on the green hill, whose foun­da­tion was laid there in 1872. With its one of a kind acou­stics it capti­vates visi­tors year after year.

The life and work of Richard Wagner gave the former resi­dence city a far reaching and new look in the 19th century. As the circle of music lovers, who want to expe­ri­ence the entire work live, became larger and larger, the chances to purchase a ticket for the desired festival became smaller and smaller.

The Opera Festival begins on July 25th and conti­nues until August 28th. With a chan­ging plan of diffe­rent opera‘s the stage is set each season with 30 perfor­mances for ca. 2000 spec­ta­tors, many of them from foreign countries.




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