The Easter Festival parted company yesterday with Christian Thielemann and his Dresden orchestra after a dispute over who rules. Thielemann had objected to the installation of former Munich Opera boss Nikolaus Bachler as artistic director.
After Thielemann’s contract ends in 2022, the festival now says, conductors and orchestras will be engaged on an annual basis.
No more Mr Big Guy.
The Easter Festival was founded in 1967 by Herbert von Karajan and is still partly funded by his foundtion.
You couldn’t make it up.