|Country and Region||Germany — Bavaria|
|Type of Festival||Music|
|Location of Festival||Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany|
|Festival Contact Information|
The Bayreuther Festival is an annual event that is held in Bayreuth, Germany, which presents operatic performances by the 19th century German composer Richard Wagner. It was Wagner who created the the idea of the festival—to showcase his own works. Performances take place in Festspielhaus, which was specially designed and construction with architectural innovations by Wagner. The space was made to accommodate the large orchestras that are necessary for the staging of his works. The popular Festival has become the destination for Wagner aficionados, who often must wait years to obtain tickets.
|Festival Dates||July 25 - August 28, 2013|