Richard Wagner 500 x 400

Tanhauser 500 x 400

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.

Bayreuth Castle 500 x 400

Bayreuth Eremitage 500 x 400

PACKAGES

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 £1,380 per person. There may be an additional cost for premiers.

Ring Cycle 1, 2 or 3. Four tickets in the orchestra stalls and seven hotel nights with breakfast £4,960 per person.

An extra hotel night £95
Single room supplement £65 per night

The prices are subject to availability and variation at the time of booking.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

The tickets cannot be purchased without also booking hotel accommodation and although flights are not included in the package price we will be pleased to book flights or you could arrange this yourself. Flight options between the UK and Nuremberg Airport (close to Bayreuth) include direct flights with Air Berlin and British Airways both from London Gatwick.

Should an entire performance be cancelled (strikes, illness, etc) only the official ticket price can be reimbursed and not the secondary market price. A change in casting or programming does not constitute a claim for reimbursement. We strongly recommend the purchase of appropriate, comprehensive travel insurance covering medical and cancellation costs.

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.

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Hotel Arvena Kongress ****

Hotel Arvena Kongress 1TUE 25 Jul 2017 DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG
WED 26 Jul 2017 TRISTAN UND ISOLDE
THU 27 Jul 2017 PARSIFAL
SAT 29 Jul 2017 DAS RHEINGOLD
SUN 30 Jul 2017 DIE WALKÜRE
MON 31 Jul 2017 DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG
TUE 1 Aug 2017 SIEGFRIED
WED 2 Aug 2017 TRISTAN UND ISOLDE
THU 3 Aug 2017 GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG
SAT 5 Aug 2017 PARSIFAL
SUN 6 Aug 2017 TRISTAN UND ISOLDE
MON 7 Aug 2017 DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG
TUE 8 Aug 2017 DAS RHEINGOLD
WED 9 Aug 2017 DIE WALKÜRE
FRI 11 Aug 2017 SIEGFRIED
SAT 12 Aug 2017 TRISTAN UND ISOLDE
SUN 13 Aug 2017 GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG
MON 14 Aug 2017 PARSIFAL
TUE 15 Aug 2017 DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG
WED 16 Aug 2017 TRISTAN UND ISOLDE
FRI 18 Aug 2017 DIE WALKÜRE
SAT 19 Aug 2017 DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG
SUN 20 Aug 2017 TRISTAN UND ISOLDE
MON 21 Aug 2017 PARSIFAL
WED 23 Aug 2017 DAS RHEINGOLD
THU 24 Aug 2017 DIE WALKÜRE
FRI 25 Aug 2017 PARSIFAL
SAT 26 Aug 2017 SIEGFRIED
SUN 27 Aug 2017 DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG
MON 28 Aug 2017 GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG