More booing at Bayreuthmain
Katharina Wagner was greeted with volleys of displeasure at the third revival last night of her gloomy Tristan und Isolde.
There were cheers for the conductor Chrsitian Thielemann, and for the leading singers Stephen Gould, Petra Lang, René Pape and Christa Mayer.
While we hate to see booing of artists who are giving their best, there may be a case for conveying dissent at the hereditary director of a public funded festival who pushes herself forward to take charge of some productions.
Or should we pay homage to her genetic authority?