Wolfgang’s favourite daughter Katharina now has sole control of the festival, abetted by her imperious ally Christian Thielemann, who is music director.
But there’s still a missing link. Ever since Hans-Dieter Sense handed in his papers last year, there has been no-one to look after the business side of the festival – and that’s becoming a critical issue as Bayreuth needs to raise a fortune for new productions and building renovations.
Step forward Holger von Berg, 49, Geschäftsführer of Munich’s Residenztheater.
We wish him every success.
Katie in a huddle