Cher Public

Anna on the Hill

According to a scan posted on Anna Netrebko‘s Instagram, the diva has received a contract from the Bayreuth Festival. Presumably her performances there will be in the summer of 2019 as Elsa in a revival of Yuval Sharon‘s production of Lohengrin conducted by Christian ThielemannRead more »


Meet Andreas Rosar, assistant director and hero/heroine of the 2017 Bayreuth Festival. When soprano Catherine Foster injured her leg after Act 1 of Götterdämmerung last night, Rosar donned Brünnhilde’s wig and beaded gown to mime the second and third acts while the soprano sang from the side of the stage.  Read more »

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.

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Broadcast: Das Rheingold

Get your kicks on Siegfried-Wagner-Alee.

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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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