A medal for Katharina Wagner

A medal for Katharina Wagner


norman lebrecht

July 23, 2019

The Bayreuth Festival boss has been awarded the Bavarian Order of Merit.

For running the family business.

Having first outlasted other family members.

Katie, with  Bavaria’s Prime Minister Markus Söder.


  • Escamillo says:

    Well, I suppose Professor Doctor Katharina Wagner, Order of Merit, has to be remembered for something. It sure won’t be for the quality of her productions.

  • Gustavo says:

    Invisible Evchen received hers in 2016.

  • Katharina says:

    she s doing an excellent job as festival intendant and her Tristan staging was amazing. every single person in the summer is very happy with her. hopefully she and Maestro Thielemann will continue.

    • Gustavo says:

      Continue doing what? Persuading Andris, Kirill, Roberto, and Placido to reclimb the green hill?

      • Ulex says:

        “Every single person is happy with her”. As if! The Festival has really gone to sh*t with her in charge and the garbage productions that have become standard there.

  • Gustavo says:

    “Kinder, schafft Neues!”

    What about an air-conditioned Festspielhaus? That would really make every single person happy, including Placido.