Cher Public

Forging ahead

Let’s listen, cher public, to Siegfried, live from the Bayreuth Festival, starting at 10:00 AM.

Broadcast: Die Walküre

The Bayreuth Ring (and perhaps the parterre discussion?) continues at 10:00 AM.

Broadcast: Das Rheingold

Get your kicks on Siegfried-Wagner-Alee starting at noon today as the Bayreuth Festspiele broadcasts the season’s opening performance of Das Rheingold. (And you, the cher public, discuss below!)

Broadcast: Parsifal

We move on to Bayreuth’s revival of Parsifal.

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Broadcast: Tristan und Isolde

Today’s conversation piece from Bayreuth: a revival of Tristan und Isolde with Stephen Gould and Petra Lang conducted by Christian Thielemann.

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Broadcast: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

The cher public are invited to hear and comment upon the opening performance of the 2017 Bayreuth Festspiele, featuring a new production of Meistersinger directed by Barrie Kosky. Broadcasts from various sources begin between 9:45 and 10:00 AM EDT. (These daytime Bayreuth listening parties continue into next week.)

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Chat: Bayreuth Festival

Chat about live broadcasts from this year’s Bayreuth Festival.

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The hill is greener

Live recordings of Hans Knappertsbusch conducting Parsifal seem to proliferate like stairways in M.C. Escher prints.

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Tanks a lot, but no tanks

The production by Sebastian Baumgarten is the type of regietheater that’s not a rethinking or reconstruction, but just a hot mess.

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Oh Angela Merkel we love you get up

There is no snow in Bayreuth. There is no rain in Oberfranken.

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