16. June 2023

Konzertbühne am See im Sonnenuntergang

Opera on the lake. Once again, the oversized sheet of paper will tower impressively over Lake Constance: Giacomo Puccini's Madame Butterfly thrilled thousands of visitors at the Festival in Bregenz last year. This summer, another 26 performances are on the program from the 20th of July till the 20th of August.

Opera in the House. In addition to the famous opera on the lake, the Wiener Symphoniker can also be heard at Festspielhaus as an opera orchestra: This year playing Giuseppe Verdi's Ernani in a production by Lotte de Beer. The musical director for both operas this year is Enrique Mazzola - the Festival's Conductor in Residence.

The orchestra takes centre stage. Marking their 77th Festival as orchestra in residence, the Wiener Symphoniker will be giving three orchestral concerts at Festspielhaus again. With Omer Meir Wellber, the program includes "Ein Heldenleben" by Richard Strauss. The Israeli conductor will also be performing on the harpsichord and accordion. Conductor Dirk Kaftan will also put focus on Richard Strauss: with him and soprano Marlis Peterson, the Wiener Symphoniker will be interpreting "Four Last Songs". And Marie Jacquot, our first guest conductor this coming season, will be bringing Maurice Ravel and Jean Sibelius to Bregenz.

Musicians in person. To kick off the festival, the musicians of the orchestra will be in town as usual from the 16th of July, on the "Day of Wiener Symphoniker". Festival guests, however, can also get to know the ensembles of the Wiener Symphoniker without tails and baton in the new chamber music series "Ganz Persönlich" at Seestudio. This year we present ensembles such as Ensemble Frullato, Symphonikerblås and the Eight Cellists of the Wiener Symphoniker.