The 25-year-old great-granddaughter of Richard Wagner will make her directing debut at the Bayreuth Festival, the prestigious festival dedicated exclusively to the composer's works, in 2007. In the latest move in what has been a long and bitter battle of control, Katharina Wagner was assigned by Wolfgang Wagner, Richard's 84-year-old grandson, to direct the future production of Die Meistersinger von Nürenberg. Wolfgang has been in charge of the annual festival since 1951, and wants Katharina to be his successor, according to Agence France Presse reports. But his daughter from his first marriage, Eva Wagner-Pasquier, as well as his late brother's daughter, Nike Wagner, are also pretenders to the Bayreuth throne. Katharina has been an assistant at Bayreuth since 1996. Her first professional production was in Würzburg in 2002.
The Museum of the History of Polish Jews has opened its highly anticipated permanent exhibition. It aims to restore erased chapters in Polish history and stands as a symbol of a changing and diverse country.
Ahead of the US Grand Prix this weekend, Nico Rosberg is sitting 17 points behind Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton. Still, the German remains confident he can still win this year's drivers' championship.
Dubbed "The Klassiker", this weekend's clash between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund could well be a classic, just not as we've known it in recent years. Both sides come off comfortable cup wins.