WalkureThe 2017 Salzburg Easter Festival promises an intriguing blend of dramaturgy and necromancy “by attempting to re-create Karajan’s musico-theatrical vision of Die Walküre from 1967.” 

That’s right: the Festival is going to spend good money to recreate the 50 year old set designs by Günther Schneider-Siemssen as a means of “posing questions about the stage aesthetic of yesterday, today and tomorrow.” Christian Thielemann will conduct, and, what with the technical difficulties involved in reanimating the corpse of Herbert von Karajan, “internationally renowned director Vera Nemirova will realize her production in Günther Schneider-Siemssen’s stage sets as reconstructed by Jens Kilian.”