The Bayreuth Festival 2020

August 2020

A new production of Der Ring des Nibelungen, plus Lohengrin, Tannhäuser and one other opera. Day trips to Bamberg and Nürnberg. Hotel Arvena Kongress.

Bayreuth Festspielhaus ExteriorThere are many Rings, but only one Bayreuth. It is the ultimate Wagner experience, to hear the Maestro’s music, in his city, in his opera house.

The Bayreuth Festival has it all: pomp and pageantry, fanfare and feuding, musical epiphanies, production-related outrages, political clashes, foot-stamping approval and the occasional chorus of boos. It is evocative, exhilarating, all-consuming and unlike any other musical experience anywhere. You have likely heard tell of the bottom breaking wooden benches, of the lack of air-conditioning, of the hour-long intervals that make for seven-hour marathons at the Festspielhaus… but unless you have experienced it, you have not heard this music played live with such sublime perfection.

2020 is once again a “Ring Year” in Bayreuth, and the highly-anticipated new production is yet to be announced. The director is rumoured to be Tatjana Gürbaca, and the conductor will most likely be Andris Nelsons. Christine Goerke is Brünnhilde, and Andreas Schager will sing Siegfried. In addition the The Ring, we expect to hear Lohengrin, Tannhäuser and one other production. Our seats will be excellent, all in the orchestra stalls, and accommodation will be at the simple but spacious (and air-conditioned!) Arvena Kongress