Rehearsals for this year's festival have begun in Bayreuth. Klaus Florian Vogt will sing major roles in two productions: on 26 and 29 July as well as on 3 August 2019 he will sing the title role in Yuval Sharon's "Lohengrin" production, with Christian Thielemann as musical director. In Barrie Kosky's celebrated theatrical interpretation of "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg" he will again be Walther von Stolzing, these performances are scheduled for 27 and 31 July and on 6, 10, 24 and 27 August 2019.
On 23 June 2019 at 8 p.m. SWR2 will broadcast a recording of the new production of Erich Wolfgang Korngold's "Die tote Stad" from La Scala in Milan. Since 28 May Klaus Florian Vogt can be seen there in the new production of Graham Vick in the role of the grieving widower Paul. Soprano shooting star Asmik Grigorian sings Marie/Marietta, Markus Werba sings the role of Frank/Fritz. The musical direction is in the hands of Alan Gilbert.