Bregenz Festival

A cultural Highlight

Visiting the Bregenz Festival is an unforgettable experience. Every year culture enthusiasts from all over the world flock to the largest floating stage in the world located at Bregenz on Lake Constance. And justifiably so: a perfect performance in an unique natural setting can only be described as awe-inspiring.

Again with Madame Butterfly a special highlight takes place, when the stage setting, which is quite gray during the day, awakes in the evening. At the Bregenz Festival also shown this year: Ernani by Giuseppe Verdi . This and further programme points of the Bregenz Festival can be reached from Hotel Allgäu Sonne in less than 40 minutes.


Madame Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini

Madame Butterfly is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini. The libretto was written by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. The opera, nowadays one of the most popular operas, is about the japanese Geisha Cio-Cio-San, known as Butterfly, who marries an American naval lieutenant.

Festival dates Madame Butterfly


Ernani by Giuseppe Verdi

Giuseppe Verdi achieved his final breakthrough as a composer with the gripping drama of love and revenge. The opera is based on a play by the French author Victor Hugo, whose lyrics inspired Verdi to create his unique style of moving arias, stirring choruses and dramatic scenes.

Festival dates Ernani


Werther by Jules Massenet

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's scandalous letter novel "Die Leiden des jungen Werthers" aroused the interest of the French composer Jules Massenet more than 100 years after its first publication. The opera is performed in French with German surtitles.

Festival dates Werther

The Imagination Bound by Ferdinand Raimund

Sabrina Zwach's version of the original magical play (1828) is about poets, the inhabitants of a beautiful flower island. However, the peace is disturbed by two evil sorcerers and the Queen of the island tries to drive them out. (Guest performance of the Burgtheater)

Festival dates The Imagination Bound


The Broken Jug by Heinrich von Kleist

The audacity with which the patriarchy exercises its power in this three-act play turns Kleist's drama into a comedy. It is a case of abuse by a judge who is trying to shirk responsibility and guilt bluntly and unscrupulously. (Guest performance of the German Theatre Berlin)

Festival dates The Broken Jug


Further programme of the Bregenz Festival

Orchestral concerts, theatre performances, poetry or crossculture - also apart from the opera stage you can satisfy your cultural hunger at the Bregenz Festival. This year, the Vienna Symphony Orcestra and the Symphony Orchestra Vorarlberg present among other things the fascinating sound world of the japanese instrument Koto. For kids there is also a lot to experience due to a combination of games, dance and music at the festival hall!

Tickets for the Bregenz Festival

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