ratsThe premiere of a new production of Lohengrin at Bayreuth is obviously this week’s hot topic. La Cieca suggests we continue on this thread thd discussion that began elsewhere on parterre.com and is also raging over at opera-l. (La Cieca invites the cher public and visitors to post links from other sites as well where the Neuenfels Lohengrin is discussed.)  

La Cieca will start the ball rolling this morning by musing (ahem!) that it was perhaps not Shirley Apthorp who wrote her review’s lurid lede with its gratuitous Godwinning, but rather the executive editrix (not pictured) of Bloomberg’s arts and leisure section, who (imagine!) has a book coming out next year on what is apparently her idée fixe, i.e., a certain German dictator’s association with the festival.