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Bregenz Festival

July-August
Lake Constance in Bregenz, Austria, provides the setting for the Bregenz Festival, which features opera, symphonic and chamber music, theater, and ballet in a variety of indoor and outdoor venues, including the Festival House on the banks of the lake and a floating stage on the lake itself. The summer festival was established in 1946 to culturally refresh a war-weary public.
CONTACTS:
Bregenzer Festspiele
Platz der Wiener Symphoniker 1
P.O. Box 311
Bregenz, A-6900 Austria
43-5574-407-0; fax: 43-5574-407-400
www.bregenzerfestspiele.com/en
SOURCES:
GdWrldFest-1985, p. 11
IntlThFolk-1979, p. 31
MusFestEurBrit-1980, p. 17
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The 2010 Bregenzer Festspiele played host to the world premiere of the stage performance of the opera The Passenger by Mieczystaw Weinberg.
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The recent recordings of Martinu's Juliette, released in Frankfurt (Sebastian Weigle, 2015, OC 976), and Ariadne, made in Essen under the baton of Tomas Netopil (Supraphon, SU 4205-2), have now been joined by a CD with the first London version (1954-1957) of his four-act opera The Greek Passion (H 372 I), to the composer's libretto, based on Nikos Kazantzakis's novel, as reconstructed by Ales Brezina for the premiere at the Bregenzer Festspiele (1999, Koch Schwann 3-6590-2).
Whereas the programmes of the majority of this year's July and August festivals rather adhered to the classical repertoire, contemporary Czech music was presented to great acclaim at events abroad, including the Festival de Musica La Mancha in Spain and the Carinthischer Sommer and Bregenzer Festspiele in Austria.
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BREGENZER FESTSPIELE, Postfach 311, A-6901 Bregenz.
AUSTRIA BREGENZER FESTSPIELE, Postfach 311, A-6901 Bregenz.
INTERNATIONAL AUSTRIA BREGENZER FESTSPIELE, Kartenburo, Postfach 311, A-6901 Bregenz, Austria.