The film director Wim Wenders was supposed to have staged the Wagner centennial Ring at Bayreuth in 2013. But he fell out with Katie two years earlier and nothing came of it.
Now, ‘after a long flirtation‘, Wenders has agreed to stage Bizet’s Pearl Fishers for Barenboim in Berlin next year.
He’s 70 years old and it will be his first opera.
A bit like Woody Allen in LA.