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Important years in Richard Wagner's life

1813 born in Leipzig
1834 Die Feen completed
1843 Holländer premiere
1845 Tannhäuser premiere
1850 Lohengrin premiere
1852 text of Rheingold and Walküre
1854 Das Rheingold completed
1856 Die Walküre completed
1859 Tristan completed
1865 Tristan premiere in Munich
1868 Meistersinger premiere
1869 Das Rheingold premiere
1870 Die Walküre premiere
1871 Siegfried completed
1874 Götterdämmerung completed
1876 First Festival in Bayreuth
1882 Parsifal premiere
1883 Wagner dies in Venice

 

Bayreuth Festival 2014

No new productions this year.

Bayreuth Festival 2014 Calendar

Source: Bayreuther Festspiele

25. July Tannhäuser
26. July Der fliegende Holländer
27. July Das Rheingold
28. July Die Walküre
30. July Siegfried
31. July Lohengrin
01. August Götterdämmerung
02. August Tannhäuser
03. August Lohengrin
04. August Der fliegende Holländer
05. August Die Walküre
06. August Lohengrin
08. August Der fliegende Holländer
09. August Lohengrin
10. August Das Rheingold
11. August Die Walküre
12. August Tannhäuser
13. August Siegfried
15. August Götterdämmerung
16. August Der fliegende Holländer
17. August Lohengrin
18. August Tannhäuser
20. August Der fliegende Holländer
21. August Tannhäuser
22. August Das Rheingold
23. August Die Walküre
24. August Der fliegende Holländer
25. August Siegfried
27. August Götterdämmerung
28. August Tannhäuser

 

Das Rheingold 2014

Cast 2014 (confirmed)

Conductor Kirill Petrenko
Director Frank Castorf
Stage design Aleksandar Denić
Costumes Adriana Braga Peretzki
Lighting Rainer Casper

Wotan Wolfgang Koch
Donner Oleksandr Pushniak
Froh Lothar Odinius
Loge Norbert Ernst
Fasolt Wilhelm Schwinghammer
Fafner Sorin Coliban
Alberich Martin Winkler
Mime Burkhard Ulrich
Fricka Claudia Mahnke
Erda Nadine Weissmann
Woglinde Mirella Hagen
Wellgunde Julia Rutigliano
Flosshilde Okka von der Damerau

Die Walküre 2014

Cast 2014 (confirmed)

Conductor Kirill Petrenko
Director Frank Castorf
Stage design Aleksandar Denić
Costumes Adriana Braga Peretzki
Lighting Rainer Casper
Video Andreas Deinert / Jens Crull

Siegmund Johan Botha
Hunding Kwangchul Youn
Wotan Wolfgang Koch
Sieglinde Anja Kampe
Brünnhilde Catherine Foster
Fricka Claudia Mahnke
Gerhilde Allison Oakes
Waltraute Claudia Mahnke
Schwertleite Nadine Weissmann
Helmwige Christiane Kohl
Siegrune Julia Rutigliano
Grimgerde Okka von der Damerau
Rossweisse Alexandra Petersamer

Siegfried 2014

Cast 2014 (confirmed)

Conductor Kirill Petrenko
Director Frank Castorf
Stage design Aleksandar Denić
Costumes Adriana Braga Peretzki
Lighting Rainer Casper
Video Andreas Deinert / Jens Crull

Siegfried Lance Ryan
Mime Burkhard Ulrich
Der Wanderer Wolfgang Koch
Alberich Martin Winkler
Fafner Sorin Coliban
Erda Nadine Weissmann
Brünnhilde Catherine Foster
Waldvogel Mirella Hagen

Götterdämmerung 2014

Cast 2014

Conductor Kirill Petrenko
Director Frank Castorf
Stage design Aleksandar Denić
Costumes Adriana Braga Peretzki
Lighting Rainer Casper
Video Andreas Deinert / Jens Crull
Choral Conducting Eberhard Friedrich

Siegfried Lance Ryan
Gunther Alejandro Marco-Buhrmester
n/c Hagen Attila Jun
Alberich Martin Winkler
Brünnhilde Catherine Foster
Gutrune Allison Oakes
Waltraute Claudia Mahnke
1. Norn Okka von der Damerau
2. Norn Claudia Mahnke
3. Norn Christiane Kohl
Woglinde Mirella Hagen
Wellgunde Julia Rutigliano
Flosshilde Okka von der Damerau

 

Der fliegende Holländer 2014

Cast 2014 (confirmed)

Conductor Christian Thielemann
Director Jan Philipp Gloger
Stage design Christof Hetzer
Costumes Karin Jud
Lighting Urs Schönebaum
Video Martin Eidenberger
Dramaturgy Sophie Becker
Choral Conducting Eberhard Friedrich

Daland Kwangchul Youn
Senta Ricarda Merbeth
Erik Michael König
Mary Christa Mayer
Der Steuermann Benjamin Bruns
Der Holländer Samuel Youn

Review 2012

Tannhäuser 2014

Cast 2014 (confirmed)

Conductor Axel Kober
Director Sebastian Baumgarten
Stage design Joep van Lieshout
Costumes Nina von Mechow
Lighting Franck Evin
Video Christopher Kondek
Dramaturgy Carl Hegemann
Choral Conducting Eberhard Friedrich

Landgraf Hermann Kwangchul Youn
Tannhäuser Torsten Kerl
Wolfram von Eschenbach Markus Eiche
Walther von der Vogelweide Lothar Odinius
Biterolf Thomas Jesatko
Heinrich der Schreiber Stefan Heibach
Reinmar von Zweter Rainer Zaun
Elisabeth, Nichte des Landgrafen Camilla Nylund
Venus Michelle Breedt
Ein junger Hirt Katja Stuber

Review 2011

Lohengrin 2014

Cast 2014 (confirmed)

Conductor Andris Nelsons
Director Hans Neuenfels
Stage design Reinhard von der Thannen
Costumes Reinhard von der Thannen
Lighting Franck Evin
Video Björn Verloh
Dramaturgy Henry Arnold
Choral Conducting Eberhard Friedrich

Heinrich der Vogler Wilhelm Schwinghammer
Lohengrin Klaus Florian Vogt
Elsa von Brabant Annette Dasch
Friedrich von Telramund Thomas J. Mayer
Ortrud Petra Lang
Der Heerrufer des Königs Samuel Youn
1. Edler Stefan Heibach
2. Edler Willem Van der Heyden
3. Edler Rainer Zaun
4. Edler Christian Tschelebiew

Review 2012

200th anniversary of Wagner's birth

2013 is marking the 200th anniversary of Wagner's birth and the 130th anniversary of his death. This year an immense amount of productions are played all over the world. In honour of this special year, the Bayreuth Festival is enriched by a broad accompanying programme and a series of special projects. On 22 May the world's leading Wagner conductor, Christian Thielemann, conducted the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra and an array of soloists in a programme for the 200th anniversary of Wagner’s birth. This was followed by performances in Leipzig and Bayreuth’s Oberfrankenhalle of Wagner’s early works Die Feen (The Fairies), Das Liebesverbot (The Ban on Love) and Rienzi, works that are not part of the Festival canon and therefore never performed at the Festspielhaus.

Worth special mentioning is also Wagner 200, a wide-ranging, London-based festival that opened on 22 May 2013 with a Birthday Concert by the Philharmonia Orchestra under Andrew Davis at the Royal Festival Hall. It continued through the summer with concerts, screenings of opera performances, public masterclasses, symposia, a curated film season, an exhibition and much more, and will end in December 2013.

 

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