Report: Salzburg goes Nordic for Wagner year

Report: Salzburg goes Nordic for Wagner year


norman lebrecht

September 28, 2011

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

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.


Stefan Herheim

Conductor Daniele Gatti, director Stefan Herheim and Mihoko Fujimura (Kundry) discussing the score.
Photo: Enrico Nawrath/Bayreuther Festspiele


  • Emil Archambault says:

    He must be too avant-garde for the MET…