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Bregenzer Festspiele#

Bregenz Festival, in 1946 first performance on the lake; in the first years mainly operettas were performed. In 1949 the floating stage was opened which enabled the use of state-of-the-art stage machinery and special effects; in 1980 the new Festival Hall was opened. Since the 70s operettas have been replaced by operas ("The Flying Dutchman", in 1973; "Carmen", in 1974; "Turandot", in 1979); the productions by J. Savary ("The Tales of Hoffmann", in 1987; "The Magic Flute", in 1985; "Carmen", in 1991) achieved renown and have made the Bregenz Festival one of the internationally outstanding summer festivals.


S. Fritsch, Die Situation des professionellen Theaters der Nachkriegszeit in Vorarlberg mit besonderer Beruecksichtigung der Bregenzer Festspiele (1945-74), doctoral thesis, Vienna in 1975; E. Baer, Spiel auf dem See. Die Bregenzer Festspiele von der Gruendung bis zur Gegenwart, 1984.