When it comes to presenting a unique experience, Austria’s Bregenz Festival already has a head start: their “floating” stage on Lake Constance is an astonishing setting for operatic performances, which take place immediately after a breath-taking sunset over the opposite shore.
the acrobatics by Wired Aerial Theatre were both mind-boggling and perfectly timed. The artists strung on wires at tremendous heights above the lake, or mastering their antics on the radically slanted stage, made a case for the true suspension of disbelief.
Rigoletto, directed by Philipp Stölzl is a gripping opera drama that combines the magnificent set and the thrills of the circus with the subtleties of a chamber play.
Credit: Bregenzer Festspiele / Karl Forster