Bayreuther Festspiele


Theatre reform

(Wagner's reflections on a fundamental reform of the theatre, 1847-9)

' ... a rough theatre of boards and beams built according to my own plan ... '

(letter from Wagner to Theodor Uhlig, 20 September 1850)

Preface to Wagner's edition of the poem of his 'stage festival', Der Ring des Nibelungen

(Richard Wagner, 1863)

The Festspielhaus in Bayreuth

(containing the speech that Wagner delivered when laying the foundation stone of the Bayreuth Festspielhaus on 22 May 1872)

Speech to the delegates of the Bayreuth Patronage Scheme

(Richard Wagner, 15 September 1877)

Bayreuther Festspiele GmbH - Festspielhügel 1-2 - 95445 Bayreuth - Germany