The 2020 Bayreuth Festival has been canceled due to the Covid-19 Pandemic
The following notice appeared on the Bayreuth website:
In view of the effects of the Corona crisis on the operations of the Bayreuth Festival GmbH, the management and the shareholders of the Bayreuth Festival GmbH -- the Federal Republic of Germany, the Free State of Bavaria, the City of Bayreuth and the Society of the Friends of Bayreuth e.V. -- regret that the Bayreuth Festival 2020 will have to be suspended this summer. This means that the following festival years will have to be rescheduled. In the 2021 season, in addition to the planned new production of "Der fliegende Hollander," the programme will include the revivals of "Tannhäuser, und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg," "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg," "Lohengrin," and three concert performances of "Die Walküre." The new production of the Ring of the Nibelung planned for this season will probably not be able to celebrate its premiere until 2022 due to rehearsal planning.