The composer’s mansion at Bayreuth was shut five years ago for refurbishment. It was due to reopen for the 2013 bicentennial festival but that date came and went, as costs mounted to 20 million Euros.
The latest inauguration deadline is July 26 this month, but the town of Bayreuth has announced legal action against the museum director, Sven Friedrich, and he’s fighting back with a counter-suit.
Meanwhile, the house next door which belonged to Siegfried Wagner is planning to open for the first time to the public with an exhibition of Adolf Hitler’s happy times at home with the Wagners.
Oh, never a dull day in Bayreuth.