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Bayreuth Talk: Conductor Simone Young

August 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Free – $20.00
Conductor simone young wearing black and holding a conductors baton

Exploring the works in-depth with the artists performing in the Festival, we continue our series of Artists’ Talks in 2024. These performers will discuss their careers, the challenges and rewards of working at Bayreuth, and answer audience questions in an informal atmosphere.

On Monday, 19 August we welcome conductor Simone Young, who will be conducting the Ring Cycle at this year’s festival.

Simone Young is currently chief conductor of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and from 2005-15 was the General Manager and Music Director of the Hamburg State Opera. After completing her musical studies in her native Sydney, Ms. Young began her career on the podium in Germany. This launched her international career, which has taken her to nearly all the most important opera houses and symphony orchestras around the world. Ms. Young is well known as a Wagner and Strauss specialist, a reputation she developed early in her career when she conducted multiple complete cycles of Wagner’s “Ring” at the Vienna State Opera and the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin, as well as his Walküre and Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg along with Strauss’ Elektra, Salome, Die Frau Ohne Schatten and Ariadne auf Naxos, and also with a new production of Hans Pfitzner’s Palestrina at the Bavarian State Opera.

This in-person-only event will take place at the Arvena Kongress Hotel in Bayreuth, Germany.


August 19
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Free – $20.00
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Arvena Kongress Hotel
Eduard-Bayerlin Str. 5a
Bayreuth, 95445 Germany
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