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evelinebmt
Sep-27-2011, 11:15
The most beautiful baroque Opera House and the annual Festival of Richard Wagner make Bayreuth the city of the Opera. Have you ever been there? It is a charming north-bavarian city :)

You can see some picture and learn more on the Bayreuth's official website:

http://bayreuth.de/english/welcome_to_bayreuth_357.html


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teddy
Sep-27-2011, 11:23
Hello and thanks for the link

It looks a charming city

teddy

Contratrombone64
Sep-28-2011, 00:27
Nicely disguised spam, the type of spam I don't mind.

What the poster (who will be a one hit wonder I think) fails to mention is that you have to be on a VERY long queue (cue for the yanks) to get tickets.

Chi_townPhilly
Sep-28-2011, 04:39
What the poster (who will be a one hit wonder I think) fails to mention is that you have to be on a VERY long queue (cue for the yanks) to get tickets.
As I've mentioned elsewhere, a person can improve one's odds via membership in a Wagner Society, such as the one to which I belong... Wagner Society of New York (http://www.wagnersocietyny.org).*

A (possibly apocryphal) story concerning Wagner and Bayreuth is detailed in the BBC documdrama 'Wagner.' Wagner finds out that one of the larger opera-stages in Germany is that "old Baroque opera house," and sets out for that place- visions of staging his music dramas there on his mind. When he arrives, he is disappointed by the shallowness of the stage. He blurts "I cannot have my Music Dramas performed in this Mozart-house!" Upon deciding that I new edifice is needed, he adds "I won't burn this one down... I shall simply tower over it.

*(This occasional hyperlink appears with the permission of the Site Owner... so it does not constitute unauthorized advertising.)

Contratrombone64
Sep-28-2011, 08:27
Consider Wagner's absolute adoration for Mozart (I'll see if I can find my source for that piece of knowledge Chi_town), I find that very hard to believe...

And, to go back to Chi_town - yes, you're right, joining your local Wagner Society does amplify your chances.

Corno Dolce
Oct-26-2011, 09:37
The Bayreuth orchestra pit is in a class of its own, sonically speaking........

Contratrombone64
Oct-27-2011, 04:57
Corno - it is indeed. I love the fact that the first violins are on the right and seconds on the left with basses and celli split between sides.