Monday, September 13, 2021

Good Bye!

Bayreuth Baroque 2021 came to an end with Porpora’s Polifemo at the Margravial Opera House on Sunday 12.9 (the picture was taken directly after the concert). We look back on a successful second season and thank you very much for your loyalty and your coming, our partners for the great cooperation and our patrons for their trust and support!

We hope to see you again next year. The centrepiece of Bayreuth Baroque 2022 (8.9.-25.9.) is a new production of Leonardo Vinci’s master opera Alessandro nell’Indie, directed by Max Emanuel Cencic. With the premiere on 8 September 2022 at the Margravial Opera House in Bayreuth, Vinci’s opera about Alexander the Great’s Indian campaign will be performed in its entirety for the first time in almost 300 years.

Until then, you can relive Bayreuth Baroque 2021 here:

Bayerischer Rundfunk: Balance 2021
BR Mediathek: Carlo il Calvo

Mezzo TV in November: Musica Princeps and Carlo il Calvo

Bayreuth Baroque on Facebook

The entire programme for the 2022 season will be announced in spring 2022. Ticket sales will not start before March 2022.

Tuesday, August 31, 2021


Welcome to Bayreuth Baroque 2021!

+++ New: you can now wear medical masks at all events (FFP2 masks are no longer mandatory) +++

We offer 30-minute introductory talks with our dramaturge David Treffinger for the operas Carlo il Calvo and Polifemo. These will take place in the Evangelisches Gemeindehaus (Richard-Wagner-Str. 24) except on 09.09.
The introductory talks are free of charge. Please come registered to the lectures.

Carlo il Calvo
– 01.09.: 16.30 h – 17.00 h
– 03.09.: 15.00 h – 15.30 h
– 05.09.: 13.30 h – 14.00 h
new: 09.09.: 16.30 – 17.00 h (Richard-Wagner-Museum, Richard-Wagner-Straße 48)
– 12.09.: 13.30 h – 14.00 h

Please note that due to incidence we are now required to register at all events. This involves us checking that you have been vaccinated, recovered or tested and giving you a wristband. Please register on the day of the event 4 – 1 h before the event begins a few metres above the Margravial Opera House in Opernstr. 8. Please bring with you: Proof of vaccination, convalescence or test.

Use our testing station at registration: If you need a quick test for that day, you can get tested at public testing centres or directly at our registration station at Opernstraße 8. If you would like to use our on-site test station, please register in advance here for the respective event day.

Opening hours of the registration with test station (Opernstraße 8):
– 1.9. 14.00-17.00 hrs.
– 2.9. 15.30-18.30 hrs
– 3.9. 14.00-17.00 hrs
– 4.9. 15.30-18.30 hrs
– 5.9. 11.00-14.00 hrs
– 6.9. closed (examination directly at the Hermitage, no test possible)
– 7.9. 16.30-18.00 hrs (no test possible)
– 8.9. 15.30-18.30 hrs
– 9.9. 14.00-17.00 hrs
– 10.9. 15.30-18.30 hrs
– 11.9. 15.30-18.30 hrs
– 12.9. 11.00-14.00 hrs

Friday, August 20, 2021


We are pleased to inform you that, as of today, ticket holders will receive their allocated seat tickets by email to the email address they provided at the time of purchase.

Please note:
1) Please also check your spam folder.
2) The tickets are attached to the e-mail as a PDF file for printing out or showing on a suitable device.
3) If you have not received an email with tickets by Tuesday August 24., please contact

Further news: Due to an exemption granted this week, we are allowed to slightly increase the visitor capacity of the events in the Margravial Opera House. This means that tickets for almost all events are now available again in the online shop. This has been made possible by a new seating arrangement in a chequerboard pattern. Each guest sits individually and has a free seat next to him or her.

Important information about visiting the events:
Please note that on-site registration is now required for the Margravial Opera House, regardless of incidence (i.e. not required for the concerts on 06.09. and 07.09.2021 with incidence below 50).
This can be done 4 – 1 h before the start of the event directly at the Margravial Opera House. When you register, we will check whether you have been vaccinated, recovered or tested negative. You will then receive an access wristband for that day.

Please have ready:
– Your ticket,
– your identity card or passport,
and in German, English or French:
– Your complete proof of vaccination with a vaccine approved in the EU (the second vaccination must have taken place at least 14 days ago) or
– an antigen test of the same day (rapid test) or PCR test or
– a proof of a survived Corona infection not more than 6 months ago.

A Corona testing station will be open parallel to the registration time between 4 and one hour before the start of the event.

Thursday, July 8, 2021

The booking has started

Finally the time has come: the official advance booking for the Bayreuth Baroque Opera Festival 2021 has begun.

Thank you very much for your patience!

We are pleased to be able to present an attractive programme with you again this year, despite the challenging circumstances.

Important notice:

– Due to the current situation, no seat bookings are possible. However, you have the option of choosing a specific area of the hall. The final seat allocation will be made by us and each order will be placed next to each other. You will receive your seat and the seat-specific ticket only shortly before the festival begins.

– Unfortunately, we cannot accept orders by email, fax or post. Only in exceptional cases can we accept telephone orders for a handling fee of 25 euros.

We look forward to seeing you!

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Bayreuth Baroque 2021 from 1 to 12 September

The good news is: we’re taking place – so take your place!

The second best news: the official requirements still stipulate a distance of 1.50m and the wearing of FFP2 masks even on the pitch. Therefore, the seating capacity is still limited!
Ticket sales with announcement of the overall programme are expected to start on 8 July.

All voucher holders will be given the opportunity to redeem their vouchers a few days beforehand by direct mail (email).

We thank you for your patience and look forward to welcoming you here in Bayreuth safe and sound.

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Thursday, May 6, 2021

Bayreuth Baroque 2021 – Programme and booking available at the end of June

In 2021, the International Festival of the Opera Seria BAYREUTH BAROQUE will take place from 01st to the 14th September for the second time. In addition to the revival of Nicola Porpora‘s “Carlo il Calvo”, another opera by the same composer will bring the jewel that is the Margravial Opera House in Bayreuth to life again. The artistic director of the festival, stage director and countertenor Max Emanuel Cencic will also, as much can be revealed, play a leading role in this opera. George Petrou will take over the musical direction with the orchestra Armonia Atenea.

The Bayreuth Baroque Festival is particularly pleased to present three concerts with  internationally celebrated stars. The virtuosic countertenor Franco Fagioli will give a concert of arias by Leonardo Vinci, the antipode of Porpora. George Petrou will conduct the evening with his orchestra Armonia Atenea. Under the title “Anima Aeterna”, countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński and the ensemble Il Pomo d’Oro under the direction of Francesco Corti go on a search for baroque gems. The soprano Simone Kermes sings “Canzonetta d’amore” accompanied by the Amici Veneziani.

Due to current events, the complete program of the festival will be announced at the end of June. Subsequently, ticket sales will start.

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