Friday, 28 December 2007

The Bayreuth Succession part 15: What is going on?

Previous episodes of this Wagnerian docu-soap may be read here, and for new readers the background of this unique Wagnerian docu-soap is written up here.

The answer to the above question: Not much....

Gudrun Wagner death was acknowledged with a public ceremony in Bayreuth on December 13th (more here)

Christoph Schlingensief claims never really having liked directing theater and now he intends to focus on opera. And he wouldn´t mind running the Bayreuth Festival together with some equal-minded friends (not an option).

The Intendant of the Stuttgart Opera claims not to be interested in running the Bayreuth Festival (ehhh. good to know I guess...more here)

The protagonists (Katharina Wagner/Thielemann/Ruzicka vs. Eva/Nike Wagner) are supposed to be delivering written-up Festival management strategies to the Board of Directors in the near future.

Christian Thielemann by the way is conducting the Meistersinger revival at the Wiener Staatsoper in January (more on that later).

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