Bayreuth Discourse


The programme BAYREUTH DISCOURSE has been expanding the spectrum of the Bayreuth Festival since 2017. The programme reflects the phenomenon “Richard Wagner” in concerts, scenic productions and discussion events.

In 2019 the discourse was held under the motto “SCENE MAKER”. As a new thinker of musical theatre, Richard Wagner redefined the relationship between sounds, images, words and drama. The events followed the traces of these innovations and their effects in the future: from Wagner’s role models to Cage, Kagel & Co to Simon Steen-Andersen.

The commissioned work SIEGFRIED by Feridun Zaimoglu and Günter Senkel was world premiered as a scenic production at the Kulturbühne Reichshof.

All information about the BAYREUTH DISCOURSE 2020 will be released in spring 2020.

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