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 will be held under the motto “Szenen-Macher”. As a new thinker of musical theatre, Richard Wagner redefined the relationship between sounds, images, words and drama. The events follow 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 is world premiered as a scenic production at the Kulturbühne Reichshof.