Children’s Opera


In the 2023 festival season, the Bayreuth Festival will present a version of Richard Wagner’s “Parsifal” created especially for children as part of the “Wagner for Children” project.

As in previous years, music will be provided by the Brandenburg State Orchestra Frankfurt (Oder).
The premiere of the children’s opera will take place on July 25, 2023 at 11 a.m. on rehearsal stage 4 of the Bayreuth Festival. Nine more performances will follow until August 04, 2023.

The children’s opera is aimed at children between the ages of 8 and 12. We ask for your understanding that we cannot grant admission to children under the age of five.

The ambitious project “Wagner for Children” is made possible by the kind and generous financial support of our sponsors and supporters.

Creative team

Conductor Azis Sadikovic
Director Ruth Asralda
Dramaturgy Giulia Fornasier
Stage design Linda Tiebel


Kundry Nadine Weissmann
Parsifal Jonathan Stoughton
Gurnemanz Andreas Hörl
Titurel Jens-Erik Aasbø
Klingsor Werner Van Mechelen
Amfortas Olafur Sigurdarson
Blumenmädchen Julia Grüter
Sonja Isabel Reuter
Margaret Plummer
Marie Henriette Reinhold


Brandeburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt

Dates (subject to change)

Wagner for Children I
July 25, 2023, 11 a.m. (premiere)

Wagner for Children II
July 26, 2023, 11 a.m.

Wagner for Children III
July 27, 2023, 11 a.m.

Wagner for Children IV
July 28, 2023, 11 a.m.

Wagner for Children V
July 30, 2023,11 a.m.

Wagner for Children VI
July 31, 2023, 11 a.m.

Wagner for Children VII
August 01, 2023, 11 a.m.

Wagner for Children VIII & IX
August 03, 2023, 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.

Wagner for Children X
August 04, 2023, 11 a.m.

Shareholder of the Bayreuth Festival

Sponsors of the Kinderoper

Supporter of the Kinderoper

Cooperation partner of the Kinderoper

Subject to change.