BAYREUTH - THE WAGNER FESTIVAL
Last year we were pleased to have been able to provide a client with tickets and accommodation at the Festival with little notice but last minute booking is not recommended for this oversubscribed event. This annual festival is held in the famous theatre created by Wagner himself specifically for the performance of his own works.
The location of Bayreuth was made for many reasons not the least of which was the view that the town had no other cultural strengths which would compete with the work of the Wagner Theatre. The theatre opened in 1876 and the many architectural innovations were responses to Wagner’s demand for a more ‘democratic’ seating arrangement, a clear view of the stage for all the audience and for the accommodation of the huge orchestra required in Wagner’s operas. It is the dream of Wagner enthusiasts to hear his works at the Festival.
Bayreuth has many attractions including:- the Museum, the Castle Tower, the Margravial Opera House (a baroque theatre, very different from the Wagner Theatre), the New Castle with its Margrave Fountain and Wagner’s House, where Cosima and Richard Wagner are buried.
All our packages include
A ticket in the orchestra stalls and two nights with breakfast at the Hotel Arvena Kongress**** It is not possible for is to book tickets for Ring Cycle operas unless they are in a package to see all four.
Two hotel nights with breakfast and one opera in the orchestra stalls £1,390 per person. There may be an additional cost for premiers and performances of Lohengrin.
An extra hotel night £70
Single room supplement £65 per night
The prices are subject to availability and variation at the time of booking.
Hotel Arvena Kongress ****
This is a comfortable, modern four star hotel with a good restaurant and it is well located for visiting the opera house which is only 0.84 miles away.
Other hotels are available; there is a traditional family-run hotel which is not quite so close to the opera house for the same price, a Ramada hotel in the city centre also for the same price or a more luxurious one at a higher price.
Hotel Arvena Kongress ****
THE FESTIVAL 2018
Wed. 25. July , 4 pm Lohengrin
Thu. 26. July , 4 pm Parsifal
Fri. 27. July, 4 pm Tristan
Sat. 28. July, 4 pm Meistersinger
Sun. 29. July, 4 pm Lohengrin
Mon. 30. July, 6 pm Holländer
Tue. 31. July, 4 pm Walküre
Wed. 01. August, 4 pm Parsifal
Thu. 02. August, 4 pm Lohengrin
Fri. 03. August, 6 pm Holländer
Sun. 05. August, 4 pm Meistersinger
Mon. 06. August, 4 pm Lohengrin
Tue. 07. August, 6 pm Holländer
Wed. 08. August, 4 pm Parsifal
Fri. 10. August, 4 pm Lohengrin
Sat. 11. August, 4 pm Meistersinger
Sun. 12. August, 6 pm Holländer
Mon. 13. August, 4 pm Tristan
Tue. 14. August, 4 pm Parsifal
Thu. 16. August, 4 pm Tristan
Fri. 17. August, 4 pm Meistersinger
Sat. 18. August, 4 pm Walküre
Sun. 19. August, 4 pm Parsifal
Mon. 20. August, 4 pm Tristan