A new production of Richard Wagner’s "Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg" will open the 108th edition of the Bayreuth Festival on 25 July 2019. "Tannhäuser" will be conducted by Valery Gergiev, marking Mr. Gergievs debut in Bayreuth. Tobias Kratzer directs, with stage and costume designs by Rainer Sellmaier.
Due to technical and organizational reasons, in connection with the second online immediate procurement on the 4th of July 2018, access to customer accounts is suspended at short notice. From Monday, the 9th of July, it will be possible to personalize and print tickets for the Bayreuth Festival again.
Polish star tenor Piotr Beczała will sing the role of Lohengrin in this years opening production of the Bayreuth Festival. Piotr Beczała is regularly invited to sing on all important opera houses worldwide. 2016 he made his highly successful debut as Lohengrin in Dresden under Christian Thielemann.
Roberto Alagna will not be singing the role of Lohengrin in the Bayreuth Festival's new production of the opera of the same name.
Bayreuth Festival 2018 with world premiere „der verschwundene hochzeiter“, a new opera by Klaus Lang
The Bayreuth Festival starts its 2018 edition with a world premiere. As part of the “Bayreuth Discourse”, the new opera “der verschwundene hochzeiter” by renowned Austrian composer Klaus Lang will be performed for the first time on 24 July 2018.
As has been the practice since 2013, the Bayreuth Festival offers all interested parties also for 2018 the opportunity to…