Bayreuth Festival

Sunday, August 1, 2010

(Bayreuth, Germany) July 25 – August 28

Don’t miss: Götterdämmerung, August 1, 13, 25

The shrine to Richard Wagner draws thousands of faithful every summer. As ever, it is notoriously difficult to secure tickets, and a waiting list between five and ten years long. That said, turning up on the day in the hope of securing last-minute return tickets isn't out of the question, say insiders, particularly later in the summer or on Friday afternoons, when traffic jams on the autobahn strand some patrons. Christian Thielemann conducts this summer’s Ring Cycle.