You have spoken, parterrriani, and your message is loud and clear: Calixto Bieito should be tapped to direct the 2013 Bayreuth production of Der Ring des Nibelungen (seen here in artist’s conception.)

The results of the utterly unscientific parterre poll:  Bieito 22.46%; Katharina Wagner 14.39% ; Stefan Herheim 12.98%.

Strong showings among write-in candidates (in order of popularity) include Franco Zeffirelli, Julie Taymor, David McVicar, Otto Schenk, Achim Freyer, Anthony Stivanello, Catherine Malfitano, Ira Siff, Peter Sellars, Robert Carsen and Woody Allen.