Festivals 2015, by type 
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Festivals by typemajor festivals, themed festivals, baroque/early works, rarities/unusual works, contemporary works, large stage spectaculars, operetta
major festivals
Maggio Musicale 24 Apr-26 Jun (2017). 
Glyndebourne May-Oct. 
München 24 Jun-31 Jul (2017). 
Santa Fe 1 Jul-27 Aug (2016). 
Aix-en-Provence 30 Jun-19 Jul (2016). 
Glimmerglass 8 Jul-21 Aug (2016). 
Salzburg Festival 21 Jul-30 Aug (2017). 
Bayreuth Festspiele 25 Jul-28 Aug (2017). 
themed festivals
Dessau (Weill) 24 Feb-12 Mar (2017). 
London (Handel) 18 Mar-24 Apr (2017). 
La Coruna (Mozart) 6 May-24 Jun (2014). 
Göttingen (Handel) 11-28 May (2017). 
Halle (Handel) 26 May-11 Jun (2017). 
Garmisch (Strauss) 11-17 Jun (2016). 
Andechs (Orff) 13 Jun-28 Jul. 
Miskolc (Bartok) 12-21 Jun. 
Wildbad (Rossini) 7-23 Jul (2017). 
Torre del Lago (Puccini) 24 Jul-30 Aug. 
Pesaro (Rossini) 10-22 Aug (2017). 
Bucuresti (Enescu) 30 Aug-20 Sep. 
baroque/early works
Drottningholm 5-19 Aug (2017). 
Boston Early Music 7-14 Jun. 
Gotha 1 Jul-28 Aug (2016). 
Vadstena 21 Jul-9 Aug (2017). 
Beaune 8-31 Jul (2016). 
Innsbruck 18 Jul-27 Aug (2017). 
Ambronay 15 Sep-8 Oct (2017). 
rarities/unusual works
Montpellier 11-26 Jul (2016). 
Martina Franca 15 Jul-4 Aug. 
Wexford 19 Oct-5 Nov (2017). 
contemporary works
Wiener Festwochen 12 May-18 Jun (2017). 
Holland Festival 3-25 Jun (2017). 
Operadhoy 10-14 Jun. 
NY Lincoln Center 13-31 Jul (2016). 
Strasbourg Musica 21 Sep-7 Oct (2017). 
Steirischer Herbst 22 Sep-15 Oct (2017). 
Oslo Ultima 7-16 Sep (2017). 
Huddersfield 15-2 Nov (2013). 
Open-air festivals – the big four
Every year, more than one and a half million people see a live performance at an open-air opera or operetta festival.
Verona
13800 seats, Arena
745,000
54 Performances: Verdi: Aida, Nabucco, Traviata, Trovatore, Rigoletto; Gounod: Faust; 3 concerts
Bregenz
7000 seats, Seebühne
(other)
215,000
32 Performances: Mozart: Die Zauberflöte
3x André Tchaikowsky: Der Kaufmann von Venedig; 2x Olga Neuwirth: American Lulu
Mörbisch
6000 seats, Seebühne
168,000
28 Performances: Millöcker: Der Bettelstudent
St Margarethen
4670 seats
107,000
23 Performances: Puccini: La bohème
large stage spectaculars
Verona
Orange 19 Jun-5 Aug (2017). 
St Margarethen 12 Jul-19 Aug (2017). 
Bregenz 19 Jul-20 Aug (2017). 
Macerata 17 Jul-9 Aug. 
Dalhalla 12-19 Aug (2017). 
operetta
Aix-les-Bains 12-27 Jul. 
Mörbisch 7 Jul-19 Aug (2017). 
Bad Ischl 15 Jul-3 Sep (2017). 
Lamalou les Bains 28 Jul-27 Aug (2017).