Introductory Talk

Introductory Talk

What has Carmen and Don José's love affair got to do with bullfighting? What role do playing cards have in Georges Bizet's opera? Where does the Spanish sound to the music come from?

An introductory talk on the opera on the lake stage will be given at 7 and again at 7.30 pm. People involved in the production will give a brief account of the composition of the work, outline the plot and talk about the score. Guests will benefit from exclusive insight into the secrets of the Bregenz production and technical details.

How can the Red Sea be parted on an opera stage? Is Gioachino Rossini's Moses in Egypt really an opera? What part does the lighthouse play in Zesses Seglias' new opera To the Lighthouse? Is there actually a marriage in Mozart's Marriage of Figaro? How is the storyline in Hector Berlioz' Symphonie fantastique made into such an exciting experience?

Introductory talks also take place prior to the opera in the Festspielhaus, the orchestral concerts and the performances at the Workshop Theatre and Vorarlberger Landestheater. They all start 45 minutes before the show begins, and provide illuminating background to the works and the productions.

OPERA ON THE LAKE STAGE
An introductory talk will be offered on the lake stage before the opera begins, at 7 and again at 7.30 p.m. People involved in the production will give a brief account of the work's origins, plot and composition, giving guests exclusive insight into secrets of the Bregenz production and technical details.

OPERA AT THE FESTSPIELHAUS
45 minutes before the performance begins, Festspielhaus

PRICE EUR 7,50

Introductory talks for the orchestral concerts, To the Lighthouse and The Marriage of Figaro start 45 minutes before the show and are free of charge.

Tickets can be purchased online, by telephone on +43 5574 407 6 or at the Ticket Center.  

Only in German.

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