An open-air stage requires different techniques, not least because there is a difference in scale to an enclosed stage. The festival has become renowned for its imaginative solutions, no better than in British director Richard Jones’ Millennium creations of a huge page-turning skeleton for Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera (1999 & 2000), and giant postcards of Paris for Puccini’s La boheme (2001 & 2002). This year the festival presents André Chénier, the most famous work by the Italian composer Umberto Giordano.


André Chénier is a brilliantly vivid historical drama and a human tragedy of shattering intensity. Set against the background of the French Revolution, the opera has strong appeal both as a passionate love story and as a historical thriller.

“It seems as though André Chénier was composed especially for the Bregenz Seebühne. The opera presents a perfect mix of ingredients for the venue: a thrilling story and four strong characters, caught between the excesses of the Ancien Régime and the terror of the French Revolution. Giordano’s music is verismo of the very highest calibre and drives the high­voltage plot forward with breathtaking speed.”

The Festival-Lounge offers you and your guests all the privileges and comforts of an exclusive evening at the Bregenz Festival. As a lounge guest, a parking place is reserved for you. A lounge hostess will welcome you with a drink, take you on a tour back-stage then serve you with a four-course dinner. After this, equipped with Swarovski opera glasses you take your seat in the comfortable, covered viewing area of the Festival Lounge to enjoy the opera on the Floating Stage.


22 July – 23 August


The cost of this trip depends on availability, time of year and numbers travelling

Getting there

Fly to Lake Constance-airport Friedrichshafen or Zürich Airport

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Price from £699 per person based on two people sharing staying at Hotel Bayerischer Hof. Price includes VIP ticket to the Bregenz festival and back stage tour, three nights accommodation and car hire.

Where To Stay

Bayerischer Hof

Bayerischer Hof

Location: Lindau
Type: Luxury hotel
Number of rooms: 350

Hotel Bad Schachen

Hotel Bad Schachen

Location: Lindau-Germany
Type: Traditional
Number of rooms: 125

Hotel Villino

Hotel Villino

Location: Lindau
Type: Italian style
Number of rooms: 15 dbl & 7 suites


Delightfully located at Lake Constance nestled between Germany, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, Bregenz boasts stunning views over the Swiss Alps and the Allgau Alpen range. The festival featured in the last James Bond outing ‘Quantum Of Solace’ so why not get adventurous yourself with some local sports including cycling, mountain biking, walking, trekking, tennis, paragliding and a variety of water sports or simply relax with a drink and admire the breathtaking views across the lake.

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