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Bayreuth Festival - Photos

Vintage photographs related to the Bayreuth Festival, the world's oldest and most famous summer music festival, fully dedicated to the operas of the 19th-century German   since 1876.

Bayreuth Festival & Richard Wagner: Photos

(Item #: M3682-R3-13)
Portrait cabinet photos from the original Ring Cycle, the first complete one ever, Bayreuth 1876. Set of 3 photos, including: Marie Haupt as Freia, Marie Haupt as Gerhilde and Albert Eilers as Fasolt. Each one sized 4.5 x 6.75 inches, in excellent condition.

PRICE: $335.00 USD

(Item #: B2307A-17-7)
Group of 5 photographer photos from the Bayreuth Festival, 1950s, originals, by Wilhelm Rauh. Each one is 5 x 7.25 or 7.25 x 5 inches, in excellent condition. See scans of front and verso.

PRICE: $80.00 USD

(Item #: B2306-17-7)
Group of 7 postcards with stamps and postmarks, commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the Bayreuth Festival. Each one is 6 x 4.2 inches, in excellent condition.

PRICE: $110.00 USD

(Item #: B0958-21-L2)

Group of 8 postcards, size is 4 x 5.75 inches (one is 3.5 x 5.5 inches), 1930s, some singers in role including Max Lorenz, Erich Zimmermann, Maria Muller, Marta Fuchs and Margarete Klose. All in excellent condition.

PRICE: $85.00 USD

(Item #: B0959-21-L15)

Group of 8 postcards, 4 x 5.75 inches, from 1930s, 4 scene postcards from Der Ring des Nibelungen, and 5 with singers in custom, including Marta Fuchs as Brunnhilde (2), Max Lorenz as Siegfried (2) and Frida Leider as Brunnhilde. All in excellent condition.

PRICE: $85.00 USD

(Item #: B0955-21-L14)

Group of 9 photo postcards, 1930s, size is 4 x 5.75 inches, scenes from Der Ring des Nibelungen, photos by Weirich. All in excellent condition.

PRICE: $90.00 USD

(Item #: B0947-21-L9)

Group of 9 photo postcards, all from Lohengrin, size is 4 x 5.75 inches, Bayreuth 1930s. Including Ludwig Hofmann, Max Lorenz, Maria Muller (2), Franz Volker and Roar Roswaenge. All in excellent condition.

PRICE: $85.00 USD

(Item #: B2301A-17-7)
21 different postcards with images from the Festivals 1961-1970, plus a few repeats. Information on singer names and operas are printed on verso. Each one is 5.75 x 4 or 4 x 5.75 inches, in excellent condition.

PRICE: $100.00 USD

(Item #: B2523-21C)
Group of 2 original, unpublished pictures of a performance of Gotterdammerung, Bayreuther Buhnenfestspiele, 1933. Rare pictures taken from the audience, each one is 4.5 inches x 3.25 inches, mounted on a 9.25 x 7-inch white cardboard, with annotations in pencil at the bottom mentioning what lines are being sung at that moment. Rare photographic documentation of the Bayreuth Festival during the infamous Nazi-period in Germany. In excellent condition - not sold separately. 

PRICE: $100.00 USD

(Item #: B2522-21C)

Set of 11 original, unpublished pictures of a performance of Lohengrin and Parsifal, Bayreuther Buhnenfestspiele, 1936 and 1937. Rare pictures taken from the audience, each one is 4.5 inches x 3.25 inches, mounted on a 7.25 x 5.5-inch white cardboard. Rare photographic documentation of the Bayreuth Festival during the infamous Nazi-period in Germany. In excellent condition - sold as a lot only. 

PRICE: $300.00 USD

(Item #: B2300A-17-7)

Group of 40 unsigned photo postcards depicting scenes and singers at the Bayreuth Festivals between 1972 and 1986. Postcards show scenes from Meistersinger, Gotterdammerung, Die Walkure, Tristan und Isolde, Parsifal, Das Rheingold, Siegfried, Tannhauser. 

Each one has printed on verso what opera and what act the image is from, photos by photographer Siegfried Lauterwasser, almost all are new, a few were handwritten and posted. Each one is 5.75 x 4 inches, in excellent condition.

PRICE: $120.00 USD

(Item #: B0951-21-L4)

Group of 8 postcards Tristan und Isolde, 1930s, 4 x 5.75 inches, including 5 with scenes and 3 with singers in role (Frida Leider as Isolde, Max Lorenz as Tristan, Marta Fuchs as Isolde). All in excellent condition.

PRICE: $85.00 USD

(Item #: B0893-Bx9-C)

Set of original pictures of Josef von Manowarda and Erich Zimmermann at the Bayreuth Festival 1940 & 1942

PRICE: $65.00 USD

(Item #: B2511-21A)
Four original pictures of the Bayreuth Festival theater taken in the 1930s, and one of Wieland Wagner. 1) Bayreuth Festival Theater, photo stamped on verso by photographer Heinz Eysell, Bayreuth Festival, 7 x 5 inches, 2) Side portrait of Wieland Wagner, stamped on verso by photographer Liselotte Strelow, Bayreuth Festival, 5 x 7.25 inches. 3) Bayreuth Festival theater, 4 x 3 inches, 4) Entrance to the theater, showing a chalkboard announcing upcoming rehearsals, 2.5 x 3.5 inches. All in excellent condition.

PRICE: $65.00 USD

(Item #: B0945-21-L12)

Group of 3 unsigned postcards, 1930s and 1970s, 4 x 5.75 inches, in excellent condition.

PRICE: $65.00 USD

(Item #: B1147-17-1)

Marie Brema as Ortrud (handwritten date on verso 3. August 1894), great cabinet photo, 4.25 x 6.5 inches, a photo by W. Hoffert, in excellent condition.

PRICE: $100.00 USD

(Item #: B1138A-Bx16-2)

Bayreuth 1899. Otto Briesemeister as Loge. Official cabinet photograph of the Bayreuther Festspiele. Photograph by W. Höffert, Berlin. Signed and inscribed on verso with text citation of Rheingold: Lassen will nicht von Lieb und Weib‚ and ‚ Bayreuth 1899.

PRICE: $165.00 USD

(Item #: N4702-X3-7)

Cabinet photo by W. Hoffert of the German tenor (1872-1945), showing him as Siegfried in Der Ring at Bayreuth. Blind stamped on front, lower right corner, with the year 1897. Size is 4.25 x 6.5 inches, in very good condition. Cabinet photo is missing a small piece on lower right corner, has some minimal scratches, otherwise in very good condition. Inscribed on verso with a short sentiment by Daniela Thode, born as Bulow (1860-1940), in the name of Cosima Wagner, dated in Bayreuth in 1898.

Cabinet photo is missing a small piece on lower right corner, has some minimal scratches, otherwise in very good condition.Inscribed on verso with a short sentiment by Daniela Thode, born as Bulow (1860-1940), in the name of Cosima Wagner, dated in Bayreuth in 1898

PRICE: $125.00 USD

(Item #: B1149-Bx17-1)

Pauline de Ahna as Elisabeth (handwritten date on verso 6. August 1894), cabinet photo, 6.5 x 4.25 inches, a photo by W. Hoffert, in excellent condition.

PRICE: $100.00 USD

(Item #: B1153A-17-1)

Pauline de Ahna as Elisabeth (handwritten date on verso 6. August 1894), cabinet photo, 4.25 x 6.5 inches

PRICE: $100.00 USD

(Item #: B0953-21-L13)

Group of 9 postcards, 1930s, 4 x 5.75 inches, all from Meistersinger von Nurnberg, including Camilla Kallab, Josef Greindl, Eugen Fuchs, Erich Zimmermann, Fritz Krenn, Ruth Berglund, Maria Muller (2 different postcards) and Martin Kremer, all in excellent condition.

PRICE: $100.00 USD

(Item #: B1151-17-1)

Flower maiden from Parsifal (handwritten year on verso 1892), cabinet photo, 4.25 x 6.5 inches, a photo by W. Hoffert, in excellent condition.

PRICE: $85.00 USD

(Item #: N4703-X3-7)

Vintage unsigned cabinet photo by W. Hoffert of the Austrian bass (1853-1914), shown as Hagen in Der Ring. Size is 4.5 x 6.25 inches, from around 1896, in excellent condition

PRICE: $160.00 USD

(Item #: N4704-X3-7)

Vintage unsigned cabinet photo by W. Hoffert of the German baritone (1870-?), shown as Gunther in Der Ring. Size is 4.5 x 6.25 inches, from around 1896, in excellent condition

PRICE: $160.00 USD

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