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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 often arrive by boat directly to the immense floating stage– and thus become part of the spectacle themselves.

Bregenz Festival © Bodensee-Vorarlberg Tourism Board / KUB – Kunsthaus Bregenz, Podcast 14

For four weeks every summer, audiences in Bregenz experience monumental opera productions under open skies in a hitherto unknown intensity. Much of Bregenz’s appeal for both serious and more casual opera fans can be attributed to the unique setting of its stage, built directly into Lake Constance.

Opera performances in the Festspielhaus, orchestral concerts and guest appearances by theater troupes, contemporary works in the Workshop Theater, in the Festspielhaus, and in the Kunsthaus Bregenz, as well as numerous events as part of the “crossculture” young people’s series, complete the program 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. We invite you to be bold with us!