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 touch of the music come from?

Introductory talks at 7 and 7.30 pm invite the visitors to already dive into the opera before the actual performance in the evening. Persons involved in the production will give a brief account of the composition of the work, outline the plot and talk about the music. Guests will benefit from an exclusive insight into the secrets of the production and technical details.

Why are Beatrice and Lucrezia planning to kill Beatrice's father Francesco? Why did Beatrice Cenci ​never premiere in 1949 although Berthold Goldschmidt's draft was awarded with a prize? In which way are Antonin Dvořáks ​Te Deum  ​and Christopher Columbus' discovery of America linked?

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

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 origin, plot and composition, giving guests exclusive insight into secrets of the Bregenz production and technical details.

45 minutes before the performance begins, Festspielhaus


Introductory talks for the orchestral concerts 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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