Saimir Pirgu, Marlis Petersen & Guanqun Yu Lead Bregenz Festival’s 2023 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Bregenz Festival in Austria has announced its 2023 season.

The season will open with Verdi’s “Ernani” with Enrique Mazzola conducting a production by Lotte de Beer. The cast includes Guanqun Yu, Saimir Pirgu, Igor Golovatenko, and Goran Jurié.

Premiere Date: July 19, 2023

Enrique Mazzola conducts the revival of Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” in a production by Andreas Homoki.

Premiere Date: July 20, 2023


Dirk Kaftan conducts star soprano Marlis Petersen in a concert featuring works by Richard Strauss, among others.

Performance Date: July 30, 2023

The season will also include orchestral concerts with soloists violinist Benjamin Schmid and cellist Kian Soltani.