The festival season 2020
The Bayreuth Festival is looking forward to a virtual festival season 2020
In 1931 the Bayerischer Rundfunk broadcast the Bayreuth Festival live on radio for the first time. As official media partner BR-KLASSIK has been broadcasting the opening of the Bayreuth Festival live on radio for years, with current interviews and reports from the Green Hill. During the festival all productions are broadcasted on the radio – partly time-delayed. Current premiere reviews and interviews with directors and conductors are part of the reporting.
Since 2014, the three-country program 3sat has been showing the new production of the Bayreuth Festival every year during the 3sat Festival Summer, which includes concerts and performances from the major festivals in Germany, Austria and Switzerland from May to September. The festival on the Green Hill is also accompanied by 3sat every year in a documentary.
Nearly all summer festivals have to take a break against the background of the Corona virus pandemic – including the Bayreuth Festival. For all Wagner fans, the Bayreuth Festival, together with BR-KLASSIK and 3sat, will be staging Wagner’s works as a Gesamtkunstwerk from 25 July – the original opening day of the Bayreuth Festival. With Corona-compatible live events, exclusive archive treasures and special broadcasts, Germany’s oldest music festival will be adequately celebrated this summer of culture.