The Bayreuth Festival will be screened live on television for the first time in the 2011 season.

European cultural channel ARTE will transmit one show each year from the traditional German opera music festival.

A collaboration agreement was signed with the event's general director Katharina Wagner. The first screening will be Wagner's "Lohengrin" directed by Hans Neuenfels on 14 August 2011.

The musical ensemble will be headed by singer Klaus Florian Vogt and sopranist Annette Dasch, the musical director is conductor Andris Nelsons.

TV show host Annette Gerlach will present the TV coverage on ARTE in the afternoon and evening along with guests.