Bregenz Festival floating stages in Austria

 

The stage decorations used during the Bregenz Festival, Austria are nothing like any other. Generally the festival itself is held during the July and August meaning the evenings will be dark but warm enough for the audience to enjoy the colors. And although there are about 5 stages used regularly, the most impressive of them is the “Seebühne” (“Sea stage” or the “floating stage”, 7000 seats) which is normally used for large-scale opera or musical performances on a stage over water on the shores of Lake Constance.

Opera or musical productions on the floating stage generally tend to come from the popular operatic repertoire, but often are extravagantly original and innovative productions/ stagings, frequently using the waters of the lake as an extension of the stage. Here is a small gallery of the stage designs

To find out more about the festival visit the Bregenz Festival homepage