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Address: Platz Der Wiener Symphoniker 1, Bregenz 6900, Austria
Phone Number: +43(0)5574 4070
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ExtravaGrand Opera in a uniquely spectacular setting

The weather forecast was a little concerning for the 01 August performance of Turandot on the Seebuehne, but there were a lot of determined opera-goers with ponchos and slickers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
Frankfurt, Germany

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Frankfurt, Germany
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43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The weather forecast was a little concerning for the 01 August performance of Turandot on the Seebuehne, but there were a lot of determined opera-goers with ponchos and slickers at the ready. During the second act, the threat of rain materialized, and the whole crowd quickly donned their rain gear while the show continued, to be rewarded with a cleverly... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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705 reviews
537 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 425 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Unfortunately the timing of our visit to Bregenz was just a little too early to see the opening of their latest production, which happens to be Turandot. But as the staging and seating area seems to have been built on land that is part of a lakeside promenade the producers have to keep the path open when there is no... More 

Thank Molesey19
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61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

Any opera becomes entertainment for all through the use of the lake as full participant. Priests have been walking on water in Aida, thanks to an hydraulic bridge. The prince had his floating boat in the magic flute. Cranes operators moving part of the decor get standing ovations. Acrobats jump into the water. This year for Turandot, the Great Wall... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We saw the final night of the Magic Flute, and despite niggling drizzle, the Opera, Performers, Orchestra and location was stunning from beginning to end. Turandot is the next scheduled opera on the lake-stage for the next two years, and I would strongly recommend getting tickets around midsummer- I can only imagine the spectacle on a lovely evening with the... More 

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Hyde, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Whilst the best way to experience this theatre would no doubt be during a performance of an opera during the Bregenz Festival, visiting this place during the day time is still impressive. You get to see the scale of the outdoor sets, with information about their construction provided over a loud speaker, although only in German. You can walk around... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Every summer the Opera visits the lake in a setting that males one wonder why this is the new normal. Flanked by the Austrian and Swiss Alps, where the Rhein enters a sea that the suns melts into on summer nights, the Bregenzer Festespiele hosts a classic opera in a modern setting that incorporates the lake into the story. The... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

The Seebuehne is the must-see event in Bregenz when you are looking to escape the beautiful local lake and mountains. You can visit the set during the day when through the tannoy they will explain (in German I'm afraid) how the set was constructed and why. For English and if you would like to know a little more than usual... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

A really spectacular production. Very much in spirit of Mozart. The backdrop of the lake added to a really unique set. The extras were in no way distracting. The only cca vest were the subtitles being available only in German. It would be possible to have bilingual subtitles. Not essential though.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Nice show at Seebühne (mozart zauberflöte). seats were a bit uncomfortable. -------------------------------------------------

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Szczecin, Poland
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72 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

You must go there for the operas!! But you mhave to get tickets earlier. When I heard that my wife bought us tickets for the Magical Flute opera by Mozart, to be honest I wasn't very happy. But the two hours spent there were amazing, the scenery is mind blowing and the view of the lake is great.

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