The main motif from “Rigoletto” is still a popular tune: "La donna è mobile" – "Woman is fickle". In 2019, the Bregenz Festival director Elisabeth Sobotka has brought the associated opera, Giuseppe Verdi's "Rigoletto", to the lake stage for the first time. This will also be a first for Munich director and stage designer Philipp Stölzl, who has previously caused a sensation with music videos for Madonna and films such as "North Face". He wants to place Verdi's eerily beautiful masterpiece from 1851, which has lost none of its drama worldwide, in a circus milieu.
Before the performance, enjoy a cruise across Lake Constance on the steamship Hohentwiel and an exclusive introduction to "Rigoletto" from an opera connoisseur. We serve an excellent 3-course festival menu, including aperitif and amuse-gueule. As the last of the passenger ships, we will dock directly by the lake stage for you. We recommend making an early reservation.
Boarding at the respective port from 6 p.m.
Departure 6:15 p.m. | Arrival at the lake stage at 8:40 p.m.
Festival starts at 9:15 p.m. in July, and at 9:00 p.m. in August.The performance ends at approx. 11:20 p.m.
A Loacker Tours bus awaits our guests from Friedrichshafen and Rorschach at the west festival car park. You will receive a map and detailed information about the return journey on board the Hohentwiel.
Boarding bus from 11:30 p.m. | Bus departs at midnight
Arrival at Friedrichshafen port station at approx. 12:50 a.m.
Arrival at Rorschach port at about 12:45 a.m.
The captain's saloon is available for bookings
Festival cruise from Bregenz
incl. trip, aperitif, amuse-gueule and 3-course festival menu
without festival tickets* € 131 | CHF 151
with house tickets cat. I* € 275 | CHF 316
with ship tickets cat. III* € 245 | CHF 282
Festival cruise from Friedrichshafen and Rorschach
incl. trip, aperitif, amuse-gueule and 3-course festival menu and bus transfer
without festival tickets* € 156 | CHF 179
with house tickets cat. I* € 300 | CHF 345
with ship tickets cat. III* € 270 | CHF 310
* Festival tickets subject to availability, children from 5 to 15 years on request.
Please note: Festival cruises can also be booked on our homepage (www.hs-bodensee.eu). For each booking, you will receive a boarding pass and festival tickets, which you must bring with you for the trip.
We offer a fitting extra experience for festival cruises from Zurich to Rorschach: Travel with ZRT (Zermatt Rail Travel AG) on the Orient Express from Zurich to Rorschach. This package includes the train journey and hotel accommodation for two nights and a special program for the day after the festival performance. All information on www.zrt.ch