The World of Composer Richard Wagner and his operas. www.wagneroperas.com with frequent forays into the world of art, culture, and film.
- Name: Vincent Vargas
- Location: New York, New York, United States
Vincent Vargas is a foreign language teacher at a private school in New York City. He runs websites dedicated to Casablanca (www.vincasa.com) and Richard Wagner (www.wagneroperas.com).
Friday, July 29, 2016
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Parsifal on BR Klassik
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Following Terror Attacks Security Tightens at Bayreuth
The festival begins on Monday with a new production of Parsifal, and new security measures have been implemented at the Green Hill this year thus robbing the event of the summer carefree idyll setting that it has had for 140 years.
Katharina Wagner sent the following letter to all Bayreuth ticket holders:
Dear Sir/Madam, Dear Festival-goers,
Due to the overall increased threat level, the 2016 Bayreuth Festival is increasing its security. We would like to inform you of several important aspects as follows:
As advanced security measures by the police cannot be ruled out, please plan to arrive at the Festspielhaus a little earlier than usual. We recommend arriving about 45 minutes before the performance.
- Please carry a valid government-issued ID, so you can be identified
- For safety reasons, it is prohibited to take the following into the Festspielhaus:
- Bulky items, in particular bags and backpacks of any kind, except for evening handbags
- sharp or pointed objects as well as any other objects that are hazardous or can be used as a weapon
- drink bottles and other liquid containers
- There is a different route for directions by car to the Festspielhaus. Exiting is as usual.
- Please note that direct access from the parking lots to the Festspielhaus is only possible via one route.
If you are unable to use your tickets yourself, we respectfully request you provide the users of the tickets with this information.
Thank you for your understanding and we wish you a pleasant and fulfilling visit.