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