The Bayreuth Festival

With the start of the rehearsal period, the door to the staff office can actually be unhung – it’s always open anyway. 704 employees, plus 61 extras and 40 admissions staff – they arrive at the Festival site at the beginning of June, and leave again after the last performance at the end of August. Orchestra members, soloists, the chorus, technical staff, workshops and make-up, all the employees who are essential for a seasonal theatre operation – they give up their holidays and family because it is something special to be here on the hill.

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