Angela Merkel, Thomas Gottschalk + Co.: These stars open the Bayreuth Festival

Angela Merkel, Thomas Gottschalk + Co.
The stars at the Bayreuth Festival

Angela Merkel and Joachim Sauer

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Star line-up at this year’s festival in Bayreuth: Angela Merkel and Thomas Gottschalk, among others, attended the opening.

As every year, numerous celebrities attended the opening of the Bayreuth Festival. One person who hasn’t missed the spectacle for years is former Chancellor Angela Merkel, 68.

Angela Merkel: Good-natured performance at the Bayreuth Festival

The politician appeared on Monday, July 25, 2022, for the premiere of the new “Tristan und Isolde” production, accompanied by her husband Joachim Sauer, 73, – and with her bright green two-piece suit was undoubtedly the eye-catcher in front of the Bayreuth Festspielhaus.

Merkel already wore that look in Bayreuth in 2019. In addition to the two-piece suit made of shiny taffeta, she grabbed her beige clutch again, which captivated with its fine patterns. The pearl necklace and the watch with a black leather strap were also used again. Sauer threw himself into a classic tuxedo with a white shirt and bow tie.

Joachim Sauer, Angela Merkel and Markus Söder with his wife Karin at the Bayreuth Festival

Joachim Sauer, Angela Merkel and Markus Söder with his wife Karin at the Bayreuth Festival

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The couple walked the red carpet together with Bavaria’s Prime Minister Markus Söder, 55, and his wife Karin. Söder’s wife exuded plenty of glamor in a dark blue glitter dress with an off-shoulder cut. The CSU politician also chose a black tuxedo.

Glamor looks with Thomas Gottschalk and his Karina

Entertainer Thomas Gottschalk, 72, also appeared on the Green Hill with his partner Karina Mroß. Mroß drew everyone’s attention with her skin-tight, violet cape dress. Her blonde hair was styled in an elegant updo. Gottschalk went for a chic ensemble consisting of a gold jacquard jacket, purple waistcoat, black bow tie, white shirt and black suit trousers. He combined round sunglasses with the look, which was color-coordinated with his partner.

Karina Mross and Thomas Gottschalk

Karina Mross and Thomas Gottschalk

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The Bayreuth Festival will take place from July 25 to September 1, 2022. Performances are planned almost every day for about a month, including “Das Rheingold”, “Siegfried”, “Lohengrin” or “Die Walküre”.

Source used: imago-images.de

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