Festivals 2015, by type 
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Festivals by country Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lebanon, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States
Festivals by typemajor festivals, themed festivals, baroque/early works, rarities/unusual works, contemporary works, large stage spectaculars, operetta
major festivals
Maggio Musicale 27 Apr-26 Jun. 
Glyndebourne May-Oct. 
München 19 Jun-31 Jul (2016). 
Santa Fe 1 Jul-27 Aug (2016). 
Aix-en-Provence 30 Jun-19 Jul (2016). 
Glimmerglass 8 Jul-21 Aug (2016). 
Salzburg Festival 22 Jul-31 Aug (2016). 
Bayreuth Festspiele 25 Jul-28 Aug (2016). 
themed festivals
Dessau (Weill) 26 Feb-13 Mar (2016). 
London (Handel) 8 Mar-11 Apr (2016). 
La Coruna (Mozart) 6 May-24 Jun (2014). 
Göttingen (Handel) 5-16 May (2016). 
Halle (Handel) 27 May-12 Jun (2016). 
Garmisch (Strauss) 11-17 Jun (2016). 
Andechs (Orff) 13 Jun-28 Jul. 
Miskolc (Bartok) 13-22 Jun (2014). 
Wildbad (Rossini) 8-24 Jul (2016). 
Torre del Lago (Puccini) 24 Jul-30 Aug. 
Pesaro (Rossini) 10-22 Aug. 
Bucuresti (Enescu) 30 Aug-20 Sep. 
baroque/early works
Drottningholm 7 Jun-27 Aug (2016). 
Boston Early Music 7-14 Jun. 
Gotha 1 Jul-28 Aug (2016). 
Vadstena 22 Jul-10 Aug (2016). 
Beaune 8-31 Jul (2016). 
Innsbruck 19 Jul-27 Aug (2016). 
Ambronay 11 Sep-4 Oct. 
rarities/unusual works
Montpellier 11-26 Jul (2016). 
Martina Franca 15 Jul-4 Aug. 
Wexford 26 Oct-6 Nov (2016). 
contemporary works
Wiener Festwochen 13 May-19 Jun (2016). 
Holland Festival 4-26 Jun (2016). 
Operadhoy 10-14 Jun. 
NY Lincoln Center 13-31 Jul (2016). 
Strasbourg Musica 17 Sep-3 Oct. 
Steirischer Herbst 25 Sep-18 Oct. 
Oslo Ultima 8-17 Sep (2016). 
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 19 Jun-6 Sep. 
Orange 9 Jul-6 Aug (2016). 
St Margarethen 6 Jul-19 Aug (2016). 
Bregenz 20 Jul-21 Aug (2016). 
Macerata 17 Jul-9 Aug. 
Dalhalla 13-20 Aug (2016). 
operetta
Aix-les-Bains 12-27 Jul. 
Mörbisch 7 Jul-20 Aug (2016). 
Bad Ischl 16 Jul-3 Sep (2016). 
Lamalou les Bains 19 Jul-25 Aug (2013).