It’s official: Andris Nelsons quits Bayreuth
June 30, 2016 by norman lebrecht
‘With the utmost respect’, Andris Nelsons has asked to be released from his contract to conduct Parisfal at this summer’s Bayreuth festival.
The official reason: ‘Owing to a differing approach in various matters, the atmosphere at this year’s Bayreuth Festival did not develop in a mutually comfortable way for all parties. With regret, the Bayreuth Festival agree (sic) to Andris Nelsons’ request.’
There’s more to it. More follows.
UPDATE: Conductor comes last.
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