Festival Open Air 2024

The third open-air festival focuses on Richard Wagner’s life stages in music: Leipzig, Dresden, Riga, Munich, Paris, Bayreuth – Venice! The Open Air accompanies the composer’s travels with works from the countries that influenced Wagner – and of course with his own music. What role did Dresden and the revolution play for Wagner? Why was he so fond of Paris? What music accompanied him on his journey from Munich to Bayreuth? And what drew him to Italy at the end of his life? We will once again cover a broad musical spectrum from Bach to Lloyd Webber, with additional works by Boieldieu, Bizet, Tchaikovsky, Bruckner, Verdi & Liszt. And, of course, Richard Wagner will not be missing.

After the two successful open-air concerts in recent years, the festival orchestra will once again perform twice this summer on the hill in front of the Festspielhaus: free of charge for everyone. Singers from the Bayreuth Festival will be taking part, and Axel Brüggemann will once again lead through the programme this year. Culinary delights will be provided on site and picnics can of course be brought along.


Musical direction: Nathalie Stutzmann

Soloists: Catherine Foster, Birger Radde, Michael Kupfer-Radecky and Tilmann Unger

A project of the Bayreuth Festival, realized by BF Medien GmbH

Cover 2022: © Adrian Altinger


  • Wednesday, 07/24/24, 20:00
  • Tuesday, 07/30/24, 20:00


no ticket requirement, free admission.