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I would give 6 stars if I could

We went to see the Opera on the Lake - Carmen this summer. It was unforgettably beautiful. If you... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2018
Washington DC
A Unique Experience; Thoroughly Recommend

Basically; loved it. Amazing setting (the gigantic stage built on the lake surrounded by an open... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 September 2018

We went to see the Opera on the Lake - Carmen this summer. It was unforgettably beautiful. If you can go, you should! We stayed at the Mercure hotel right within steps of the venue. The room was clean and air conditioned and they offered...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

Basically; loved it. Amazing setting (the gigantic stage built on the lake surrounded by an open arena) with a real sense of occasion, Great production of Carmen utilising all the natural facilities, e.g. boats delivering cast members, swimming in the lake, climbing, abseiling on the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

A stunning venue, with the stage built upon the lake and the patrons sitting on the shore grandstands for the operatic performance. Carmen was excellent. The cast was first rate, as well as the musicians. The Bregenzer Festspiele was the reason we came to Bodensee,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DenGourmand
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Quite a spectacle, great use of the scenery, great performance. But- sits very narrow and uncomfortable for over 2 hours sitting. The subtitles in german were useful for me, but not for my company, English would have been great.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MayaG669
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Saw Carmen on the lake. Impressive production using the stage and water. Impressive singing by Carmen. This yearly festival should be a fixture for everyone who likes opera or wants to experience Opera for the first time. Rigoletto in 2019/2020

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Aldeby
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

A real fantastic event in an great atmosphere. It is really amazing how they combine the water of the lake into the scenario. I will come again , this is for sure ! We watched Carmen - it was really grate.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank thomasnV2101LR
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Carmen the opera was excellent. The stage was top. How they did everything I don't know. The water and the death scene were perfect. Nice combination or singing and orchestra. Seating for handicapped can be a pain, but somehow got in. Then sat for 3...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jim0
Reviewed 12 August 2018

I attend many Opera festival but tis must rate as on of the most special. Advice is stay in Lindau and take the Shuttle boat. I leaves each evening and returns after the Opera. 22 Euros return including free drink!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank keithoverton
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

We travel from London special to see opera Carmen at the Bregenz festival. The stage was absolutely amazing and we where looking forward for the night of the performance. We had a great dinner at the big terrace near the festival spiele. Busy but it’s...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Alin C
Reviewed 8 August 2018

It is an amazing opera concert, however the town is not that amazing. If you are considering to attend, you should stay in Lindau, a german town 10 minutes away by train or ship to the festival. The train tickets are included in the festival...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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9 November 2018|
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Response from Road85375 |
1 The Carmen Cards stage has already been dismantled. 2 Just about 3 Bergenz Old City is pretty but really only needs a day as it is very small 4 At that time of year the mountain walks will be skiing 5 The rest of the... More
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Response from TeeBow | Reviewed this property |
The open air fest is awesome. The only thing is that you are rolling the dice with the weather. We took ponchos once as the play went on despite the drizzle. Still I have been there 3 x and only had rain once
26 August 2018|
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Response from Ian C | Reviewed this property |
You can walk up the Fender. It's a great walk through the forest. And a great view of Bregenz from the top.