Bayreuth director: New conductor has changed my Parsifalmain
The crabby Uwe Eric Laufenberg has been complaining about his new conductor, Hartmut Haenchen, hastily summoned to the relief of Parsifal after Andris Nelsons walked out.
Hanechen, he says, is more of a precisionist in the Boulez mould than an imaginative artist like Nelsons. He also brought his own orchestral parts, which proved ‘irritating’ at first.
‘It’s very different from Nelsons.’