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 (7.9.-18.9.) is a new production of Leonardo Vinci’s master opera Alessandro nell’Indie, directed by Max Emanuel Cencic. With the premiere on 7 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: 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.

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

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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