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Bregenzer Festspiele, Seebühne Auge © Bregenzer Festspiele/ Benno Hagleitner

The Bregenz Festival

At the Bregenz Festival, held in July and August, an evening of opera begins long before the conductor lifts his baton; guests are brought over the lake directly to the floating stage by ship – and thus become part of the spectacle themselves.

For four weeks each summer audiences in Bregenz experience monumental opera productions under open skies in a hitherto unknown intensity. Opera performances in the Festspielhaus, orchestral concerts and guest appearances by theatre troupes, contemporary works in the Workshop Theatre, in the Festspielhaus, and in the Kunsthaus Bregenz, as well as numerous events as part of the “crossculture” young people’s series, complete the programme of a festival for which the drama does not end at the stage ramp. The fascination of the Bregenz Festival can be attributed to the combination of popular opera and a bold, edgy artistic profile.

Listen to sounds from the Bregenz Festival:

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