For 2018 the Bregenz Festival's operatic performance on the "floating" stage will be Georges Bizet's famous opera "Carmen".
Men lust after Carmen; she captivates the guards, brightening their monotonous days.
The soldier Don José is actually meant to be arresting her after a disturbance, but she manages to quickly wind him around her little finger. His weakness results in his arrest, but he is soon released. Carmen tosses him a flower, which he takes to be a sign of her love for him, and he dreams of a future with her. He takes refuge among her band of smugglers, overhears Micaela's words of warning but sees himself as a match for the proud bullfighter Escamillo. But Carmen already belongs to this man…
The Spanish cadences of Georges Bizet's stirring music captivated the whole world, and Carmen's "Habanera" and "Seguidilla", as well as Escamillo's "Couplet", are popular favourites.
The 2018 Bregenz Festival willl run from 19th July to 19th August 2018.
19th July 2018 - 21.15
20th, 21st, 22nd, 24th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th and 31st July 2018 - 21.15
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 14th, 15th, 17th, 18th and 19th August 2018 - 21.00
“Floating“ stage / Festival Hall