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Franconia and the German Danube Sights

Markgräfliches Opernhaus (Margravial Opera House)

  • Opernstr. Map It
  • Bayreuth
  • Arts/Performance Venue

Updated 11/13/2013

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In 1745 Margravine Wilhelmine commissioned the Italian architects Guiseppe and Carlo Bibiena to build this rococo jewel, sumptuously decorated in red, gold, and blue. Apollo and the nine Muses cavort across the baroque frescoed ceiling. It was this delicate 500-seat theater that originally drew Wagner to Bayreuth; he felt that it might prove a suitable setting for his own operas. It's a wonderful setting for the concerts and operas of Bayreuth's "other" musical festivals, which the theater hosts throughout the year. You can still visit the Theater despite the ongoing reconstruction.

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Opernstr., Bayreuth, Bavaria, 95410, Germany

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Sight Details:

  • €2.50
  • Apr.–Sept., daily 9–6; Oct.–Mar., daily 10–4. Closed during performances and on rehearsal days

Updated 11/13/2013


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