Trade unions attack Bayreuth for elitismmain
The German Trade Union Foundation has accused the Bayreuth Festival of betraying its founders’ ideals by pricing tickets out of the reach of the general public and creating an exclusivist atmosphere.
‘Richard Wagner’s legacy has been buried at Bayreuth,’ said Matthias Jena, the Bavarian trades union chairman. ‘Apparently the management has forgotten the history of this festival.’ Wagner, he added, intended it for the nation, not for the rich.
No comment from the Wagner family.