The Bayreuth Baroque Opera Festival ended on 17 September 2023 with a total of six sold-out opera performances
The Bayreuth Baroque Opera Festival ended on 17 September 2023 with a total of six sold-out opera performances.
Next edition: 5 - 15 September 2024.
On Sunday 17 September 2023, this year's Bayreuth Baroque Opera Festival ended with a total of six sold-out staged opera performances, seven concerts and other exquisite events. The next edition under the artistic director, Max Emanuel Cencic will take place from 5 - 15 September 2024.Tickets will be available from December 2023. Until then, selected highlights can be enjoyed on TV and television or streaming platforms of arte and BR Klassik.
For the first time, the still young festival offered two staged opera productions: Max Emanuel Cencic staged Handel's Flavio, Re de' Longobardi. The critically acclaimed rare opera with performers such as Julia Lezhneva, Max Emanuel Cencic, Yuriy Mynenko and Concerto Köln as the resident orchestra had already been completely sold out for months.
Here is the link to the live broadcast of Flavio from 17 September 2023: https://www.br-klassik.de/concert/ausstrahlung-3330332.html
The same was true for Monteverdi`s L`Orfeo, with Rolando Villazón in the leading role: the exciting successful production from Athens, brought into the 21st century with transcriptions, live electronics and partly newly composed music, celebrated its German premiere in Bayreuth.
In addition to the staged opera productions, the demand for tickets for the concerts significantly increased once again compared to the previous years. International stars of baroque vocal art such as Valer Sabadus, Reginald Mobley, Veronique Gens as well as the rising stars, the sopranos Bruno de Sá and Dennis Orellana, could be heard here. Another premiere: for the first time this year, a tenor gave a gala concert at Bayreuth Baroque. Daniel Behle, who was named "Singer of the Year" 2020 by OPUS Klassik, brought arias to new life that had lain unheard in the archives since the time of their composition.
In the four years of its existence, Bayreuth Baroque has established a firm place for itself in the European festival landscape - also thanks to the selection of hand-picked venues that explore Baroque Bayreuth, such as the Margravial Opera House, the Ordenskirche St. Georgen, the Schlosskirche Bayreuth, the Eremitage or Colmdorf Palace.
In addition, the festival is increasingly attracting international guests to Bayreuth: in 2023, around one third of the audience came from Central and Western Europe, Australia, Japan and the USA.
Information on all events of Bayreuth Baroque 2023 can be found at: www.bayreuthbaroque.de.