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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.

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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 £1,390 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.

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 ****

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THE PROGRAMME 2019

Thu. July 25th 4pm TANNHÄUSER

Fri. July 26th 4pm LOHENGRIN

Sat. July 27th 4pm MEISTERSINGER

Sun. July 28th 4pm TANNHÄUSER

Mon. July 29th 4pm LOHENGRIN

Tue. July 30th 4pm PARSIFAL

Wed. July 31st 4pm MEISTERSINGER

Thu. August 1st 4pm TRISTAN

Fri. August 2nd 4pm PARSIFAL

Sat. August 3rd 4pm LOHENGRIN

Mon. August 5th 4pm PARSIFAL

Tue. August 6th 4pm MEISTERSINGER

Wed. August 7th 4pm LOHENGRIN

Fri. August 9th 4pm TRISTAN

Sat. August 10th 4pm MEISTERSINGER

Sun. August 11th 4pm LOHENGRIN

Tue. August 13th 4pm TANNHÄUSER

Wed. August 14th 4pm LOHENGRIN

Thu. August 15th 4pm PARSIFAL

Fri. August 16th 4pm TRISTAN

Sat. August 17th 4pm TANNHÄUSER

Sun. August 18th 4pm LOHENGRIN

Mon. August 19th 4pm PARSIFAL

Tue. August 20th 4pm TRISTAN

Wed. August 21st 4pm TANNHÄUSER

Thu. August 22nd 4pm PARSIFAL

Fri. August 23rd 4pm TRISTAN

Sat. August 24th 4pm MEISTERSINGER

Sun August 25th 4pm TANNHÄUSER

Mon August 26th 4pm PARSIFAL

Tue August 27th 4pm MEISTERSINGER

Wed 28th 4pm TRISTAN