Festtage im Festspielhaus


Three concerts, an evening of arias and a music theatre premiere invite you to the Großer Saal of the Festspielhaus during the eight-day event series. Two evenings of Musik & Poesie are on the programme at the Seestudio. The Kunsthaus Bregenz will also become the setting for the festivities with a concert at the KUB.

Tickets can be purchased online, by telephone or on site. 

Alles wieder gut (All was well again) - 15 August 2020

When the internationally acclaimed bass baritone Florian Boesch meets the incomparable East Tyrolean Musicbanda Franui, the result is an extraordinary evening recital. Alles Wieder Gut | All was well again features Romantic art songs from Franz Schubert to Gustav Mahler, and explores love, life, suffering and ephemerality in a staging by the Swedish video designer Jonas Dahlberg.


15 August 2020 - 7.30 p.m.

composition | music arrangements Andreas Schett, Markus Kraler​
stage designer | video designer Jonas Dahlberg

bass baritone Florian Boesch

Musicbanda Franui
clarinet | bass clarinet Johannes Eder
tuba Andreas Fuetsch
soprano saxophone, alto saxophone | clarinet Romed Hopfgartner
double bass | accordion Markus Kraler
harp | zither | voice Angelika Rainer 
dulcimer | voice Bettina Rainer
trumpet | voice Markus Rainer
valve trombone | voice Martin Senfter
violine Nikolai Tunkowitsch
trumpet | voice | conductor Andreas Schett

PRICES EUR 52 | 36 | 25

Vorarlberg Symphony Orchestra - 16 August 2020

The concert by the Vorarlberg Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Rigoletto conductor Enrique Mazzola begins with music from the very heart of France. The soprano Mélissa Petit, who won acclaim as Gilda on the lake stage, will sing the Songs from the Auvergne (Chants d’Auvergne) by Joseph Canteloube, which are captivating for their simple beauty. They are followed by Ludwig van Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony with its varying rhythms, bold sounds and an exuberant finale that overflows with joie de vivre.

Vorarlberg Symphony Orchestra

16 August 2020 - 11.00 a.m.

conductor Enrique Mazzola
soprano Mélissa Petit

Joseph Canteloube Chants d’Auvergne (selection)
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphonie No. 7 in A, op. 92

PRICES EUR 52 | 36 | 25

Viva Verdi - Viva L'Opera - 16 August 2020

With a nod to the lake stage’s latest production, Anna Princeva and the Rigoletto conductor Enrique Mazzola at the helm of a reduced-scale orchestra give a taste of the mastery of Giuseppe Verdi as a composer and the vitality of opera as an art form.

Long live OPERa!

16 August 2020 - 7.30 p.m.

soprano Anna Princeva
conductor Enrique Mazzola
musicians from the St. Gallen Symphony Orchestra

Arias and orchestral music by Giuseppe Verdi and others

PRICES EUR 44 | 30 | 20

Musik & Poesie - Karl Markovics reads Karl Kraus - 17 August 2020

Karl Markovics, who directed the world premiere of Thomas Larcher’s The Hunting Gun – his first opera production – at the 2018 Bregenz Festival, reads fiercely satirical and alarmingly topical texts by the revered Austrian critic Karl Kraus, with musical accompaniment by Neue Wiener Concert Schrammeln.


17 August 2020 - 7.30 p.m.

reading Karl Markovics

musical accompaniment Neue Wiener Concert Schrammeln


Concert at the KUB - Vocal Distancing - Live! - 18 August 2020

Exploiting the special acoustics of Peter Zumthor’s building, THE PRESENT performs a programme that highlights musical connections between Italian early baroque music and contemporary works.


18 August 2020 — 8 p.m.
Kunsthaus Bregenz

soprano Johanna Zimmer, Olivia Stahn
contralto Amélie Saadia
tenor Tim Karweick
baritone Martin Gerke
theorbo Lee Santana

Works by Claudio Monteverdi, Orlando di Lasso, Catherine Lamb, Carlo Gesualdo, Sidney Corbett


Musik & Poesie - Love in Italy - 19 August 2020

Italian folk poems about love: Anna El­-Khashem and Johannes Kammler perform a choice selection of songs from Hugo Wolf’s Italienisches Liederbuch (‘Italian songbook’). They are succeeded by Richard Strauss lieder sung by El-Kashem and Kammler. With piano accompaniment by Rita Kaufmann.

Love in Italy

19 August 2020 - 7.30 p.m.

soprano Anna El-Khashem
baritone Johannes Kammler
piano Rita Kaufmann

Songs from Hugo Wolf's Italienisches Liederbuch and by Richard Strauss


Impresario Dotcom - 20 & 21 August 2020


Opera buffa in four acts
Libretto by Laura Olivi based on Carlo Goldonis The Impresario from Smyrna (1761)
Sung in Italian with German surtitles
Opera commissioned by the Bregenz Festival and the Slovak National Theatre, Bratislava Version for Bregenz 2020
World premiere

A world premiere as part of the Festtage im Festspielhaus programme! The opera buffa Impresario Dotcom was due to be staged first at Bregenz’s Theater am Kornmarkt, but now at the suggestion of director Elisabeth Stöppler and her team the Festspielhaus will present the work in a version specially adapted for Bregenz 2020. The spacious stage of the Großer Saal is big enough for performers to be able to maintain the physical distancing required during the pandemic. Stöppler will direct a pared-down staging of Ľubica Čekovská’s contemporary opera buffa with the libretto by Laura Olivi based on the comedy by Carlo Goldoni. The work has been shortened for the performance by the composer and the production team.

Dotcom Zeynep Buyraç
Conte Lasca Christoph Pohl
Orfeo Hagen Matzeit
Olympia Eva Bodorová
Carmen Terezia Kružliaková
Violetta Adriana Kučerova
Tamino Simeon Esper

music director Christopher Ward
stage director Elisabeth Stöppler
stage designer Hermann Feuchter
stage designer Nicole Pleuler
video designer Fabio Stoll
dramaturgy Olaf A. Schmitt

Vorarlberg Symphony Orchestra

PRICES EUR 34 | 24

Wiener Symphoniker - 22 August 2020

Philippe Jordan makes his final appearance in Bregenz as chief conductor of the Wiener Sym­phoniker. The new music director of Vienna State Opera presents a hommage to Richard Strauss: a concert of lush orchestral colour featuring the adventures of a passionate lover and a medieval prankster and ending with the waltz-rich Rosenkavalier Suite.


22 August 2020 – 7.30 p.m.

conductor Philippe Jordan

Richard Strauss
Don Juan, op. 20
Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks, op. 28
Rosenkavalier Suite, op. 59

PRICES EUR 86 | 58 | 28

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