The Bayreuth Festival 2022

August 2022

A new production of Der Ring des Nibelungen, plus three additional operas. Day trips to Bamberg and Nürnberg. Hotel Arvena Kongress or Bayerischer Hof Hotel.

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.

2022 is once again a “Ring Year” in Bayreuth, and the highly-anticipated new production will be staged by Austrian director Valentin Schwarz and conducted by Pietari Inkinen from Finland. Schwarz won the Ring Award in 2017, an international stage directors’ competition. He has staged Mozart’s Così fan tutte at the Theater an der Wien and Maurizio Kagel’s Mare Nostrum at the Cologne Opera. Inkinen was the principal conductor of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the Prague Symphony, the Orchestra of the Ludwigsburg Castle Concerts and the German Radio Philharmonic of Saarbrücken and Kaiserslautern.

Das Rheingold will star Daniel Kirch, Christa Mayer, and Olafur Sigurdarson while Die Walküre stars Klaus Florian Vogt, Georg Zeppenfeld, Lise Davidsen, Iréne Theorin, and Christa Mayer.

Siegfried features Andreas Schager in the title role with Olafur Sigurdarson, Okka von der Damerau, and Daniela Köhler. Götterdämmerung stars Stephen Gould, Michael Kupfer-Radecky, Olafur Sigurdarson, Albert Dohmen, and Iréne Theorin. 

Additional operas and the exact performance schedule are as yet unannounced. We hope to have full details and our daily itinerary by the end of September.

Our seats will be excellent, all in the orchestra stalls, and accommodation will either be at the simple but spacious (and air-conditioned!) Arvena Kongress or the now-air-conditioned Bayerischer Hof Hotel.

The first group for this tour filled very quickly, and we anticipate that the second group will sell out as well. We will take only 16 members in Group 2.

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