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Margravial Opera House

Margravial Opera House
Margravial Opera House

The Margravial Opera House (German: Markgräfliches Opernhaus) or Margrave's Opera House is a Baroque opera house in the town of Bayreuth, Germany, built between 1744 and 1748 by Joseph Saint-Pierre (de). It is one of Europe's few surviving theatres of the period and has been extensively restored. The interior was designed by Giuseppe Galli Bibiena and his son Carlo of Bologna in the late Baroque style. Princess Wilhelmine of Prussia (the older sister of Frederick the Great), wife of the Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth, participated here as writer, player, composer, actor and director. Today she features in a sound-and-light presentation for tourists.

The stage's great depth (27 metres) attracted Richard Wagner, who later had his Bayreuth Festspielhaus built north of the town.

Each September from the year 2000 to 2009, the theatre hosted the Bayreuther Baroque festival, with performances of early operatic rarities. The 2009 festival included performances of Andrea Bernasconi's festa teatrale, L'Huomo, to a libretto by the Margravine Wilhelmine.

On 30 June 2012 the opera house was inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The theatre is closed since August of 2012 for extensive refurbishment and redevelopment, a process which is expected to take several years to complete.

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"Can you please tell me the programme of opera performances in 2016 and 2017, and how to obtain tickets? I could not find these details anywhere " (posted 07/08/2016)

The Margravial Opera House is currently being restored - probably until 2018. I do not know if it is known that the Opera House is a World Heritage Site. To reach under: It could be, however, that your customer the Wagner festival thinks that take place every year from late July to late August. I would ask you in: to turn. Sincerely Johann Stefan
Answer provided by Johann Stefan on 07/09/2016
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Hello, dear woman power, the first information we have to tell you that the Markgräfliche Opera House in Bayreuth is currently closed for refurbishment and renovation and the work will be completed earliest 2o18. That is initially find no ideas instead. This information we have from our Tourist Information in Bayreuth with the phone number: o921 / 885-88. There is also a telephone connection to the Margrave Opera House: o921 / 75 96 9o which is not always busy at the moment. There you can also order tickets. This information gave you like to sincerely from Obernsees your family Hans-Jürgen and Jetti Schanz
Answer provided by Hans-Jürgen Schanz on 07/11/2016
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Good morning, the opera house is being renovated, it will find no events statt.Nähere information you get about the Tourist Information Center Bayreuth, there also cards are then available.> Or do you mean the Festspielhaus of Richard Wagner? These tickets are also incl.Programm, to obtain the information center, but long in Voraus.Neuerdings there are also online card order, now but for 2017. I hope I could help you Sincerely Kerstin Mauermann
Answer provided by Kerstin Mauermann on 07/09/2016
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