There is hardly any more beautiful summer festival place than that of Menton. Perched above the sea, dominated by the facade and the belfry of a baroque church marvel, protected by the age-old sword of the statue of Saint-Michel and covered by the starry sky, the festival has been welcoming for seventy years the greatest classical artists in the world. Created by André Böröcz, directed by Paul-Emmanuel Thomas, the Menton Festival is one of the oldest and most prestigious in Europe.
The International Festival of Opera Seria Bayreuth Baroque had its first season in September 2020 at the Margravial Opera House Bayreuth. Opened in 1748 and inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2012, the Theatre of Wilhelmine von Bayreuth is being given new life as a venue for rare operas from its period of its origin. By performing baroque Opere Serie at the original venue, one of the world's most beautiful opera houses is awakened from its museum-like slumber and its era can be sensually experienced again.
Bayreuth Baroque takes place annually in September. The artistic director is the countertenor, director and producer Max Emanuel Cencic. The creative producer is Georg Lang, the managing director is Dr. Clemens Lukas.