The annual Tirol Festival of Erl has invested this tiny Tirolean resort with the status of a major, international venue for lovers of classical music, especially for Wagnerians. In its 20th year, English composers will be on the program, too.
In July 2018, the prestigious Festival Erl will celebrate its 20th anniversary with an emphasis on England. The program opens with an extraordinarily creative man, English composer, author and poet Cyril Scott. Ahead of his time both in his music and in his thought, Cyril Scott was one of the more remarkable men of his generation. Moreover, William Walton and Benjamin Britten will be performed by Ljubka Biagioni and the Sofia Symphonics. Italian composers Rossini and Verdi will be on the program, too.
Of course, Wagnerians of sharp hearing and pious inclinations will find all they seek in Erl in the summer of 2018 once again, and pilgrims of other kinds will not be short of aural pleasure with the 2018 summer program, including operas, concerts and chamber music events. Undisputed highlight for most festival visitors is the Erl performance of Wagner’s “The Ring of the Nibelung”, which will be staged on four consecutive days. Moreover, the varied program sees a new production of “Tannhäuser” after a break of six years.
Since its beginnings in 1998, the Tirol Festival Erl has developed into an internationally recognized event, drawing music lovers from across Europe as well as the USA and Japan. An extraordinary new structure was built in 2012. The new, contemporary Festival House compliments the architecture of the old Passion Play House and its natural surroundings in a unique way.