Leipzig cancels Katharina Wagner

The Bayreuth boss was due to stage Lohenrin in November.

She has been told they’ll make do with an old productuion, shortened for Covid purposes.

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  • Better not to do Lohengrin at all than to hack it up, but this project started out by hiring somebody who probably a little more than half the time is a hack herself or erratic herself. Look at how crappy the opening night productions at Bayreuth have been the past five years, including Katharina’s Tristan und Isolde. I do not care if she is the bard’s great granddaughter. I am not anti-modernist. Two of the three Ring productions on my shelf are by Chereau and Harry Kupfer and I own neither one of the two from the Met, the more recent one worse than the earlier one – supposedly traditionalist productions.

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