Bregenz is rained off, again

Bregenz is rained off, again


norman lebrecht

August 09, 2019

For the second time this season, the lakeside performance of Rigoletto was abandoned after 15 minutes amid a heavy downpour.

Around 1,600 audience members were shepherded indoors to watch a semi-staged performance. The remaining 5,400 ticket holders were offered refunds. There are no seats remaining for the rest of the run.



  • Djeedo says:

    The rain at that day was incredible heavy…no chance to do an open air gig!
    By the way:
    I was there yesterday (sunshine), it was an amazing opera night…I would say everybody should go there,but complety sold out for this year…look out for tickets 2020!

    • norman lebrecht says:

      It’s one of my favourite festivals – despite vertigo in the highest seats.

      • Norbert says:

        I was there two weeks ago and it’s…..large….never been anywhere like it.

        Good to experience but I wouldn’t go again.

  • Karl says:

    Not exactly lakeside. More like in the lake. Maybe do an opera version of Aquaman next year.

  • Jack says:

    Bregenz’ Rigoletto production looks spectacular, but it must cost a fortune.

    • Brettermeier says:

      “Bregenz’ Rigoletto production looks spectacular, but it must cost a fortune.”

      Spectacular, yes, but ugly AF. Straight from a horror movie. Watched it live, didn’t make it through the first act.

      (Having a well-developed apathy against anything circus-related didn’t help either.)

      • Pedro says:

        A few years ago, the same thing happened to me with Tosca but the next year’s Aida was very successful. I enjoyed it very much.