Katharina Wagner: Andris Nelsons might return

In a pre-festival interview in which she says nothing at all, the Bayreuth boss gives the strongest indication yet that the trouble this summer was between two conductors – Nelsons and Thielemann.

Bisher bat Andris Nelsons nur um Vertragsauflösung für 2016. Es gab ja sehr viele Spekulationen in der Öffentlichkeit. Herr Nelsons und ich haben eine Abmachung, dass wir die Gründe nicht kommentieren. Ich möchte aber betonen, dass Andris Nelsons und ich persönlich absolut im Guten zueinander stehen.

She adds that in conflicts between artists, the buck stops at her desk.

Full interview here.

 

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  • Imagine two high-profile artistic talents getting into a spat!!! Never heard of it before. What’s the world coming to?

  • “[…] the Bayreuth boss gives the strongest indication yet that the trouble this summer was between two conductors – Nelsons and Thielemann.”

    This is only true if you trust her. Reading the words form Mrs. Wagner one has to keep in mind that she is quite under fire, currently. In every German newspaper it is discussed that the management will have to do at least _something_ with all that (Meese gone, Nelsons gone, Wilson displaced). Whether or not Thielemann has something to do with the Nelson case, Wagner will be quite interested to distract focus from her. Thielemann recently gave an extensive interview to the Sueddeutsche in which he strictly denied any hassle with Nelsons (http://www.sueddeutsche.de/kultur/bayreuther-festspiele-wagners-ohren-1.3059280). So, who is right? We can just speculate. Only Nelsons will know for sure (although he might even not know himself).

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