Wagners forever: Bayreuth renews Katie’s contract

Wagners forever: Bayreuth renews Katie’s contract


norman lebrecht

July 15, 2014

Katharina Wagner, 36, has been awarded a new contract to run the festival until 2020. Her half-sister Eva, with whom she shared the direction, will leave next year. More here.

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  • Simon S. says:

    The road to mediocrity is paved with good intentions.

  • Prewartreasure says:

    Does the expression, ‘turning in his grave’ come to mind?

  • urania says:

    Well – I am writing about Bayreuth and Wagner since years. Just published an article on my blog about the sad situation. But nobody seems to care. Artists run there to perform. If you know me, go to my blog – but be aware – I dont put Wagner in the monster section.