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The Bayreuth Festival 2019

When the rehearsal period starts, the door of the personell office could actually be taken off it’s hinges – it is always open anyway. 704 employees, including 61 extras and 40 front of house staff arrive on the festival site at the beginning of June, and leave after the last performance at the end of August. Orchestra members, soloists, the chorus, engineers, stage hands and make-up staff, all employees who are indispensable for a season of theatrical performance – they give up their holidays and leave their families because being here on the hill is something special.

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