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.