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Information on current Corona virus situation:
Despite all previous hopes of the coming festival summer, the Bregenz Festival unfortunately has to cancel the 2020 season. The reason for this is the current situation regarding the coronavirus and the corresponding requirements of the Austrian government.
The opera on the lake stage Rigoletto will be performed in summer 2021. The equally spectacular and touching production can then be experienced on 26 evenings on the lake stage. The opera in the Festspielhaus Nero could also be postponed to next summer. Arrigo Boito's opulent work will open the Bregenz Festival on 21 July 2021.
For information on the cancellation of tickets already purchased or a possible exchange for dates in 2021, please click here: Tickets Bregenz Festival
Press release of the Bregenz Festival, 15 May 2020
RigolettoThe court jester Rigoletto jokes about the licentious ways of his master the duke, whom he actively supports in his various conquests.
The Bregenz Festival runs from July 21 to August 22 August 2021. Giuseppe Verdi’s masterpiece – compelling, blood-curdling and beautiful – returns for a further 27 performances on the lake stage.
The stage director and designer Philipp Stölzl highlights the striking contrasts between spectacle and intimate chamber drama in his production of Verdi’s opera. Alongside the circus-like palace festivities, the daring abduction and the terrifying storm at night there are moving scenes between father and daughter, and between Gilda and the duke.
The chance to direct opera on the lake stage is the fulfilment of a long cherished dream for Stölzl. He made a name for himself with music videos for the German band Rammstein, and has gone on to make movies, creating breathtaking scenes in North Face, The Physician and most recently Winnetou. As an opera director he has staged successful productions at the Salzburg Festival, Theater an der Wien and the Staatsoper in Berlin and Dresden.
The biggest spectacle on the lake for years […]
Opera NERO by Arrigo Boito in the Festival House
In summer 2021, the opera at the Festspielhaus will be Arrigo Boito’s Nero (Nerone). The opera, which was first staged at La Scala Milan in 1924, will premiere at Bregenz on 21 July 2021.
In between are symphonic concerts at the Festspielhaus by the world famous Wiener Symphoniker (Vienna Symphony Orchestra) and the Lake Studio. Exotic opera can be experienced and marvelled at in totally different dimensions at the Workshop Theatre.
The approx. 80 events of the 2021 season also include a host of concerts and the young people’s programme crossculture.
A look behind the scenes
Discover the secrets of the Bregenz Festival! On a 50 minute tour we’ll take you on an exciting journey right into the heart of the theatre business. You’ll have an opportunity to explore the world’s largest lake stage.
- Guided tours will take place in 2020
In July guided tours / A Look behind the Scenes are offered.
More Information/Tickets for Guided tours 2020
Opera Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi
Premier 21 July 2021, 9.15 p.m
27 Performances until 22 August
Tickets for 2021
Tickets for the entire festival programme:
Online Tickets 2021
The Bodensee-Vorarlberg tourist board and the Bregenzerwald tourist office are offering various festival packages which include the festival tickets and overnights at an accommodation of your choice.
Platz der Wiener Symphoniker 1 | 6900 Bregenz
tel: +43 (5574) 4076
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- Festival Packages, Bodensee-Vorarlberg Tourismus (coming soon)
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