Bayreuth Festival Tickets
The Bayreuth Festival is an annual festival, which celebrates 19th century German Composer Richard Wagner's famous operas. Shows are staged in the Festspielhaus theatre located in Bayreuth, Germany, a city which the festival is named after.
Wagner's operas can be separated into an early, middle and late stage. Operas in the early stage include Die Hochzeit, Die Feen, Das Liebesverbot, Rienzi and der Letzte der Tribunen. The middle stage includes Der fliegende Hollander, Tannhauser and Lohengrin. The late stage includes Tristan und Isolde, Die Meistersinger von Number, Der Ring des Nibelungen, Das Rheingold, Die Walkure, Siegfried, Gotterdammerung and Parsifal.
Demand for The Bayreuth Festival is extremely great, with attendees sometimes waiting as much as 5-10 years for tickets. This is due to the fact that there is an approximate demand of 500,000 and only approximately 58,000 tickets to the annual event.
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Performances take place in a specially designed theatre, the Festspielhaus . Wagner personally supervised the design and construction of the theatre, which contained many architectural innovations to accommodate the huge orchestras for which Wagner wrote as well as the composer's particular vision about the staging of his works. (For more information on the design and construction of the opera house, see the article Bayreuth Festspielhaus .)
The Festival has become a pilgrimage destination for Wagner enthusiasts, who often must wait years to obtain tickets.