Report: Salzburg goes Nordic for Wagner year
September 28, 2011 by Norman Lebrecht
The Salzburg Festival has picked one Wagner opera for the 2013 bicentennial. It’s Meistersinger and the director is… Norwegian.
It’s Stefan Herheim, according to the well-informed wagneropera.net.
That same year, which is also the Verdi bicentenary, he’ll be directing I Vespri Siciliani at Covent Garden.
It’s what the BBC calls multi-tasking.
Herheim, 41, is getting to be very big in Europe. The Met have not yet got his phone number.
Conductor Daniele Gatti, director Stefan Herheim and Mihoko Fujimura (Kundry) discussing the score.
Photo: Enrico Nawrath/Bayreuther Festspiele.
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