Children’s Opera

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

In the 2019 festival season, the Bayreuth Festival presents a version of Richard Wagner’s “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg ” specially designed for children as part of the “Wagner für Kinder” (Wagner for Children) project.

Musical direction of the children’s opera is in the hands of Azis Sadikovic. As in previous years, music is provided by the Brandenburg State Orchestra Frankfurt (Oder).

The premiere of the children’s opera “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg ” takes place on 25 July 2019 at the Bayreuth Festival Probebühne (Rehearsal Stage) IV, and this will be followed by nine other performances up to 4 August 2019.

The children’s opera for this is year aimed at children between the ages of 8 and 12, and we hope you will understand that we cannot give admission to children under five years of age.

The ambitious “Wagner für Kinder” project is made possible by the friendly and generous financial support of our main sponsor, as well as our other sponsors and supporters.

Version Katharina Wagner, Markus Latsch
Musical arrangement Marko Zdralek
Conductor Azis Sadikovic
Staging Dirk Girschik
Stage design Ivan Ivanov
Lighting design Peter Younes


Hans Sachs Werner Van Mechelen
Veit Pogner Timo Riihonen
Kunz Vogelsang Michael Gniffke
Konrad Nachtigall Kay Stiefermann
Sixtus Beckmesser Armin Kolarczyk
Fritz Kothner Raimund Nolte
Balthasar Zorn Paul Kaufmann
Hans Schwarz Andreas Hörl
Hans Foltz Ralf Lukas
Walther von Stolzing Vincent Wolfsteiner
David Stefan Heibach
Eva Christiane Kohl
Magdalene Simone Schröder

Wagner for Kids I
25 July 2019, 11:00 (premiere)

Wagner for Kids II
26 July 2019, 11:00

Wagner for Kids III
27 July 2019, 11:00

Wagner for Kids IV
28 July 2019, 11:00

Wagner for Kids V
30 July 2019, 11:00

Wagner for Kids VI
31 July 2019, 11:00

Wagner for Kids VII
01 August 2019, 11:00

Wagner for Kids VIII
03 August 2019, 11:00

Wagner for Kids IX
04 August 2019, 11:00

Wagner for Kids X
04 August 2019, 15:00

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