On July 23, 2018, Daniil Trifonov, the Russian star pianist, gave his Bayreuth debut in the UNESCO World Heritage site “Margravial Opera House”. He performed a great concert on the E-272 Steingraeber concert grand piano. Due to an acute illness, he could only contest the first part of his Chopin program. The second part of the concert was played by the dazzling Einav Yarden, who had arrived from Berlin at short notice.
The Margravial Opera House Bayreuth is the only original Baroque opera house in the world, commissioned by Wilhelmine, built by Galli Bibiena and Joseph St. Pierre and re-opened on April 12, 2018, after seven years of restoration.