In the Interview: Opera Director Katharina Wagner
9.2012 DW Wagner 200 Katharina Wagner
A dark sky seems to be settling over Bayreuth's Green Hill, as Wagnerians find plenty of changes - not all of them welcome - at this year's edition of the festival. DW's Rick Fulker seeks to dispel some of the pessimism.
The world-famous Bayreuth Festival dedicated to the works of the German composer Richard Wagner has begun. The opening performance was, however, delayed by a technical misfunction.
A premiere not soon to be forgotten: In its fourth and final year, stage director Sebastian Baumgarten's "Tannhäuser" had an unattractive set and a technical glitch, but superb singing and an impressive conducting debut.
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