Katie Wagner names key man in her Bayreuth team

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.

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Katie in a huddle

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