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Bayreuth Festival's Production of Tristan und Isolde Goes Online on August 9
Aug 06, 2009 (01:08 PM EDT)


MUNICH, Germany, August 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Through public screening/broadcast at the Bayreuth Festplatz and the live, realtime webstream on the internet, the Siemens Festival Night 2009 introduces Richard Wagner's universe to audiences of all ages and interests, all over the world. An on-demand version of "Tristan und Isolde" will be available for users from August 10 to 23 as well.

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090806/355698 )

Depending on the user's computer facilities, the viewer can choose among three different broadcast standards for excellent picture and sound quality. Another new feature this year is Web stream in HD quality with 2,500 to 3,000 kbits/sec., and a version with German subtitles. In order to deliver an interference free live broadcast, an internet-based backup version will be on hold. Should the satellite transmission be interrupted, for example through storm conditions, the viewer will still be able to enjoy an on going video performance.

Access to the Web stream is available for EUR 14.90 (payable by credit card, ClickandBuy or Paypal), Login: http://www.siemens.com/festivalnight . The live Web stream begins on August 9, 2009, 2:45 p. m. (CEST). A telephone hotline in English and German (+49 40646046627) can be reached daily from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and from August 8 to 10 for 24-hours. The Siemens Festival Night makes opera attractive to younger target groups who have not experienced classical music theater before. It also brings together passionate opera lovers, proven experts, interested novices of all ages and the audience of tomorrow in front of the screen and on the internet.

Additional information: http://www.siemens.com/press/festivalnight (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090806/355698 )

Press contacts:

Goldmann Public Relations, Dorothea Volke, Phone +49(0)89-21116413, E-mail: dvolke@goldmannpr.de

Siemens AG, Karlheinz Groebmair, Phone +49(0)89-63635181, E-mail: karlheinz.groebmair@siemens.com

SOURCE Siemens AG

CONTACT: Press contacts: Goldmann Public Relations, Dorothea Volke, Phone dvolke@goldmannpr.de+49(0)89-21116413, E-mail: ; Siemens AG, KarlheinzGroebmair, Phone +49(0)89-63635181, E-mail: