Monday, 29 August 2011

Bayreuth 2012

Preview Festival-Season 2012
With a performance of Tristan und Isolde the Bayreuth Festival 2012 ends today on August 28.
For a total of 57,750 tickets more than 320,000 ticket applications were received, with applicants coming from about 80 different countries.

The 2012 edition of the Festival will open with the premiere of Der fliegende Holländer on July 25. The new production will be realised by Jan Philipp Gloger (Director), Christof Hetzer (Stage Designer), Karin Jud (Costume Designer), Urs Schönebaum (Light Designer) and Sophie Becker (Dramaturgy), who all work for the Bayreuth Festival for the first time. Christian Thielemann will conduct. Russian baritone Evgeny Nikitin will sing the title role, making his Bayreuth debut. Canadian soprano Adrianne Pieczonka, who already portrayed Sieglinde at the Festival in 2006/2007, will be seen as Senta. Further roles will be sung by Franz-Josef Selig (Daland), Michael König (Erik) and Benjamin Bruns (Der Steuermann), who all make their Bayreuth debut.

On August 5, 2012 the Stefan Herheim production Parsifal will be recorded. The conductor of the production will be Swiss born Philippe Jordan.The programme 2012, which runs through August 28, also includes: Tristan und Isolde, production by Christoph Marthaler, conducted by Peter Schneider, Lohengrin, production by Hans Neuenfels, conducted by Andris Nelsons, as well as this year’s new production Tannhäuser by Sebastian Baumgarten, again conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock

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