Katharina Wagner is loudly booed in front of Chancellor Merkelmain
The festival director was greeted with vociferous hostility when she took a curtain call last night for Tristan und Isolde, which she had directed.
The reaction was all the more embarrassing for the presence of Chancellor Angela Merkel, who was making her annual pilgrimage to Bayreuth.
The cast and conductor, Christian Thielemann, were cheered to the rafters.
The production itself is non-controversial.