Posted October 25, 2012
posted: October 25, 2012
Bayreuth On-Line Ticket Offer
In what might be called Kartedämmerung, the special offer of “Tickets for All” ended up taxing the Bayreuth Ticket Office computer and irritating anxious ticket seekers. A single special presentation of Das Rheingold to be held during Festspiele 2013 was offered on a first-come first-served basis without the usually allocation process and five year wait.
Many eager Wagnerians tried to apply online, were pushed over to a wait queue and then left there for much longer than the promised 20 minutes. While the early applicants patiently waited in queue, new applicants were routed directly to the box office and were able to book tickets.
Here’s the report in the Nordbayerische Kurier (cut and paste the URL into the website translate.google.com for a very rough translation)
Hier sitz’ ich zur wacht, wacht, wacht
Image courtesy of Clip Art on Office On-Line