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It’s the Minnesinger not the song

Until Tobias Kratzer’s new production of Tannhäuser opens this summer, the second of Wagner’s canonical dramas had been directed only six times since the Bayreuth Festival’s reinauguration in 1951. As a centerpiece of Wagner’s theatrically inclined institution, this makes Tannhäuser lag behind the Ring (seen in 11 different incarnations since Wieland’s revolutionary Neo-Bayreuth production), Lohengrin (eight productions, the most recent of which was spearheaded by Yuval Sharon last summer), and all the other operas (each having been directed seven times) in directorial novelty. Read more »

Venusberg in furs

Le Gateau Chocolat is an experienced compere and host who can tie an evening together with his larger-than-life personality and a number of outrageous costume changes,” the performer’s website informs us. Besides that, he will make his Bayreuth Festival debut in a new production of Tannhäuser on July 25.

Broadcast: Die Walküre

The 2018 Bayreuth Festival continues with Die Walküre, with a live broadcast starting at 10:00 AM EDT.  Read more »

Broadcast: Der Fliegende Holländer

The 2018 Bayreuth Festival continues with Der Fliegende Holländer, with a live broadcast starting at noon EDT.  Read more »

Broadcast: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

The 2018 Bayreuth Festival continues with Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg , with a live broadcast starting at 10:00 AM EDT.

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Broadcast: Tristan und Isolde

The 2018 Bayreuth Festival continues with Tristan und Isolde, with a live broadcast starting at 10:00 AM EDT.

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Broadcast: Parsifal

The 2018 Bayreuth Festival continues with Parisfal, with a live broadcast starting at 10:00 AM EDT. 

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Broadcast: Lohengrin

The 2018 Bayreuth Festival opens today with Lohengrin, directed by Yuval Sharon, with a live broadcast starting at 10:00 AM EDT.

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