The Tyrolean Festival Erl, founded in 1997 by Gustav Kuhn, has, since 1998, taken place every year for 25 days in July in Erl Passion Play House. In December 2012 along with the tradition alvenue for the festival, a new, winterfestival play house was opened. Here, a fortnight-long winter season takes place at the turn of the year. However, from 2014 the building will also be used as an alternative venue for the Passion Play House in the summer.
26.12.2013 till 6.1.2014
There will be a few new features in the second winter festival season of the Tyrolean Festival Erl. On the 26th December there will be no official opening, since the winter season is not regarded as an independent single festival, but much more as a continuation of the summer festival into the winter. This year Johann Sebastian Bach’s ‘Christmas oratorio’ has been chosen to celebrate the opening of the winter season. With a new production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart‘s ‘Don Giovanni’, Mozart is taken care of as part of the Da Ponte cycle in the festival building which provides such expedient acoustics for it and with Giacomo Puccini’s ‘Tosca’ - also a new production - the festival should build upon the success of the Hall Opera production of the2012 summer festival. One more reason to look upon the summer and the winter season as one entity.
18.7. till 3.8.2014
After the opening of the new festival theatre some performances also take place in the passion play theatre - the pilgrimage place for Wagner opera fans from all over the world since 15 years. “on the highest musical level and more complete than in Bayreuth”, so the opinion of Peter P. Pachl about the “Lohengrin” in 2012 - a rating with which we want to make the grade with the new 24-hours-ring in 2014.