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13/08/1876 The Bayreuth Festspielhaus opens

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The Bayreuther Festspielhaus: Substage machinery

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Bayreuth Festspielhaus - behind the scenes

The Bayreuth Festspielhaus or Bayreuth Festival Theatre is an opera house north of Bayreuth, Germany, built by the 19th-century German composer Richard Wagner and dedicated solely to the performance of his stage works. The building was first opened for the premiere of the complete four-opera cycle of Der Ring des Nibelungen.