Bregenzer Festspiele 2024

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Bregenzer Festspiele 2024

July 17 - August 18

The Bregenzer Festspiele 2024 is a performing arts festival which is held in July and August in Bregenz in Vorarlberg (Austria). It features a large floating stage which is situated on Lake Constance.

The Festival became an international event in its first year 1946, one year after World War II. People from Germany, Switzerland and France came to the festival. Two stages were created out of floating barges. One barge for the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and the other barge for carrying stage structures.

2015 was the first year for Elisabeth Sobotka as artistic director. She started with 80 events and by end of August 2015, further founded the Opera Studio with the goal “to help young singers with their professional and personal development in a highly professional environment and also to create a staging that the audience will really enjoy”.

The Bregenzer Festspiele continues to show a series of popular Puccini works. La Bohème was the first Puccini performance in 2001/02, followed by Tosca in 2007/08 and Turandot in 2015 and 2016. Madame Butterfly in 2021/22 is the fourth opera by the Italian composer to be performed in Bregenz.

The Bregenzer Festspiele 2024 presents a wide variety of musical and theatrical events on the Seebühne (or floating stage), with its 7,000 seat open-air amphitheatre, is the location for large-scale opera or musical performances on a stage over water on the shores of Lake Constance.


July 17
August 18
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Bregenzer Festspiele
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