The Bayreuth Festival 2021
The Bayreuth Festival is looking forward to the virtual festival season 2021
Wagner himself once expressed the wish that all friends of his art should have free access to the performances in Bayreuth. Since not everyone will be able to travel to Bayreuth in this second exceptional year and this year’s Festival will take place with a limited audience capacity of 900 seats per performance, the Bayreuth Festival is offering the international Wagner-audiences a digital festival experience, as it did in 2020.
The Bayreuth Festival is once again collaborating with Deutsche Grammophon to present a total of ten different Festival productions virtually. Between the 26th of July and the 24th of August, current and also recently performed Festival productions will be on view.
In addition to Frank Castorf’s production of Der Ring des Nibelungen (2013) Katharina Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde (2015), Uwe Eric Laufenberg’s Parsifal (2016), Barrie Kosky’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (2017), Yuval Sharon’s Lohengrin (2018), and Tobias Kratzer’s Tannhäuser (2019) will be on view. The named productions are open to the public free of charge.