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    One my time wil come. Enjoy.

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    Looking forward to going there this summer for the first time to see the Ring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Fatale View Post
    Where's the 'envy' button for me to click?

    I'm not patient enough to queue for 7 years, but I'll be checking to see whether some online booking occurs this year. If so, I'll be very tempted to take the plunge, depending on the opera and production on offer.
    Me too, being queuing for eight years now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Fatale View Post
    Where's the 'envy' button for me to click?

    I'm not patient enough to queue for 7 years, but I'll be checking to see whether some online booking occurs this year. If so, I'll be very tempted to take the plunge, depending on the opera and production on offer.
    A colleague of mine did the online booking last year and ended up seeing two operas there having never had any contact with the booking office before (and so it is possible to get in without queuing for years). I think this year's programme is very rich (a ring cycle AND Tristan AND Parsifal) so if you can it is worth it. I hope there is something on offer in the online booking that isn't too bonkers for you production-wise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pugg View Post
    Me too, being queuing for eight years now
    And you weren't successful this time round?

    I don't know of anyone who has been queuing for nine years, so you must be at the top of the list for next year's festival.

    It really is worth the wait, it's the highlight of my operatic year, but I have wanted to do it for so long that in itself makes it so exciting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jflatter View Post
    Looking forward to going there this summer for the first time to see the Ring.
    When we put in our booking form we opted for Dutchman, Tristan and Parsifal as we liked the casts and conductors for those more than the ones for the Ring. However, I'm very envious as, of course, seeing a Ring cycle at Bayreuth is unmissable for Wagner fans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Conte View Post
    And you weren't successful this time round?

    I don't know of anyone who has been queuing for nine years, so you must be at the top of the list for next year's festival.

    It really is worth the wait, it's the highlight of my operatic year, but I have wanted to do it for so long that in itself makes it so exciting.

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    I received a original letter ( no e mail) and alas no;
    We liked to have seen the Ring and Tristan.

    But your tip for on line booking is warn welcomed, I am going to give it a try, thank you very much for bringing that up

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    Frankly with some of the stuff and nonsense we hear of going on stage at Bayreuth I don't envy anyone going there!

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    [/QUOTE]When we put in our booking form we opted for Dutchman, Tristan and Parsifal as we liked the casts and conductors for those more than the ones for the Ring. However, I'm very envious as, of course, seeing a Ring cycle at Bayreuth is unmissable for Wagner fans.[QUOTE]


    I got it during the online sale last week. I also originally wanted Tristan and/or Parsifal but they were all sold out. Keep an eye on the website for returns though.
    Last edited by jflatter; Feb-06-2016 at 18:05.

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    After trying to get tickets to Parsifal for the past three years without success, I managed to get a couple of tickets last Sunday when online instant booking opened. All operas are now sold out.
    This is my first visit to Bayreuth, so very excited, and any tips from more seasoned visitors would be most welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morton View Post
    After trying to get tickets to Parsifal for the past three years without success, I managed to get a couple of tickets last Sunday when online instant booking opened. All operas are now sold out.
    This is my first visit to Bayreuth, so very excited, and any tips from more seasoned visitors would be most welcome.
    Wonderful news! I'm going to Lohengrin and Meistersinger, which I haven't seen at Bayreuth, so lots to look forward to. Do let me know what types of tips you'd like. Off the top of my head, I would say (if you can) walk up the green hill to see the performance, there is something special about approaching the opera house that way. Get there early (an hour before the performance?) so that you have plenty of time to look around, use the toilets, get a programme etc. There is a stall and kiosk with a range of CDs, DVDs and books over the road from the festspielhaus, so you may want to look around that as well.

    Let me know if you would like to know anything more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Conte View Post
    Wonderful news! I'm going to Lohengrin and Meistersinger, which I haven't seen at Bayreuth, so lots to look forward to. Do let me know what types of tips you'd like. Off the top of my head, I would say (if you can) walk up the green hill to see the performance, there is something special about approaching the opera house that way. Get there early (an hour before the performance?) so that you have plenty of time to look around, use the toilets, get a programme etc. There is a stall and kiosk with a range of CDs, DVDs and books over the road from the festspielhaus, so you may want to look around that as well.

    Let me know if you would like to know anything more.

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    Thanks, on a practical note I was wondering about interval food, is it best to book or it a general bun fight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morton View Post
    Thanks, on a practical note I was wondering about interval food, is it best to book or it a general bun fight?
    I had Bratwurst and beer; you just need to walk up to a window and order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morton View Post
    Thanks, on a practical note I was wondering about interval food, is it best to book or it a general bun fight?
    There's a range of options. There's a beer and sausage stand and a bar that has some snacks. No need to order there as the service is really quick and the intervals long. There is also a cafeteria which does some savory snacks and wonderful cakes, again, no need to order, there are plenty of seats and tables and you have a lot of time with the intervals.

    There are also more expensive options if you want to make an occasion of it. I think you can order a picnic and eat it in the grounds (I don't know any of the details as I've never done that). There's also a restaurant. I wasn't impressed with the meal last year, but the year before it was very good.

    Last year they started a 'VIP' room at quite a cost. Called the Ring Lounge you pay a flat rate for as many drinks and as much food as you want. The lounge is open pre show, during the intervals and after the performance when you will be joined by some of the performances' singers.

    Whichever option you go for the food and drink in general is very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Conte View Post
    There's a range of options. There's a beer and sausage stand and a bar that has some snacks. No need to order there as the service is really quick and the intervals long. There is also a cafeteria which does some savory snacks and wonderful cakes, again, no need to order, there are plenty of seats and tables and you have a lot of time with the intervals.

    There are also more expensive options if you want to make an occasion of it. I think you can order a picnic and eat it in the grounds (I don't know any of the details as I've never done that). There's also a restaurant. I wasn't impressed with the meal last year, but the year before it was very good.

    Last year they started a 'VIP' room at quite a cost. Called the Ring Lounge you pay a flat rate for as many drinks and as much food as you want. The lounge is open pre show, during the intervals and after the performance when you will be joined by some of the performances' singers.

    Whichever option you go for the food and drink in general is very good.

    N.
    Thanks very much for your helpful reply, it will definitely be an occasion, so depending on the weather, we will either have a picnic or restaurant meal.

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