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Bayreuth Baroque Opera Festival

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7 - 17 September 2023, Bayreuth, Germany
« A feast of Baroque delights to please not only the ears but all the senses, Bayreuth Baroque Opera Festival is the ideal destination to immerse oneself in the music and culture of the Baroque Era, as well as in the rich history of this scenic region. »
« Being a singer is a voyage; the relationship with your voice is like a romantic relationship: when you’re young you fall in love, everything is exciting, then you get your heart broken, then maybe you find happiness later in life, and understand that all the ups and downs were necessary to bring you where you are now »
About the festival

Each year the Bayreuth Baroque Festival offers a diverse program with renowned international artists and emerging talents. Each year a major new opera production is presented exclusively. 

You can discover Baroque musical treasures in the most emblematic places of this period, which the city of Bayreuth abounds in. 

A real opening to the Baroque heaven.

Where is it?

The festival takes place in Germany, in the peaceful town of Bayreuth.

Festival venues

The festival is an opportunity to discover the emblematic places of Bayreuth, while listening to beautiful baroque music.

The Margravial Opera House in Bayreuth - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - is a landmark of Baroque theatrical culture.

The Hermitage Orangery - a historic park created in 1715 with water features and buildings that form a rococo jewel. 

Ordenskirche St. Georgen Bayreuth – The Ordenskirche St. Georgen, also called Sophienkirche, is an Evangelical Lutheran church in the St. Georgen district of Bayreuth.

Schlosskirche Bayreuth – The Schlosskirche Bayreuth, located in the complex of buildings of the former Bayreuth Castle, is a hall church in the Bayreuth Rococo style.

What to visit nearby?

The Festival takes place in exceptional architectural monuments, often closed to the public. Join the festival and you will see these Bayreuth gems while listening to beautiful music.

How to get there?

You can get to Bayreuth:

by car via the A9 Munich-Berlin motorway;

by train (Bayreuth Hbf station);

by plane via Nuremberg airport (NUE) (direct underground connection to Nuremberg main station).

Bayreuth is located within the transport network of the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region (VGN).

Local Accommodation

There is a wide variety of accommodation available (Airbnb and Hotels). We recommend booking in advance for best availability.

Dress code

The public tends to dress well. In previous years the weather was very nice and quite warm. Think of a jacket for the church concerts where it is colder.

Food & drink

There are many restaurants in Bayreuth where participants can eat. The restaurants close quite early, on average around 8:30 PM.  

Why visit the festival?

It is a Baroque festival with an exceptional program of large-scale productions and more intimate forms in historical venues and places.