Breaking: Bayreuth sells out online in 90 minutes

Despite widespread reports of crashing internet connections, all 10,000 tickets put online for next summer’s Bayreuth Festival have sold, we hear, in 90 minutes.

There is now a followup online scramble to book hotel rooms. Not for everyone, of course.

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  • Sadly, for me getting tickets was not an option since it greatly exceeded the family budget. If Bayreuth only hadn’t given such a short notice I might have collected some extra cash…Nevertheless, thank you for the heads-up, Mr.Lebrecht.

    • I think they’ll be doing this from now on, so you can plan for the 2015 festival: New production of Tristan und Isolde (Gould, Westbroek cond. Thielemann); revivals of The Ring (cond. K. Petrenko), Flying Dutchman (cond. Thielemann) and Lohengrin, though this latter not conducted by Andris Nelsons.

  • Revisiting their website I won’t be able to log on until Monday due to urgent maintenance. Looks like we blew up their computer.

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