Bayreuth opens with 20-minute stage glitchmain
Sebastian Baumgarten’s widely-loathed production of “Tannhäuser” came to a halt twenty minutes into the first act, due to a stage malfunction. The audience were asked to leave the auditorium while the fault was repaired. the opera resumed within half an hour.
In the 138-year history of the Bayreuth Festival, this is the first time this has happened,’ said Bayreuth archvist Sven Friedrich.