Bayreuth names business boss

Bayreuth names business boss


norman lebrecht

January 28, 2021

The Bayreuth Festival has appointed Ulrich Jagels to succeed Holger von Bergs as commercial director.

He arrives from Leipzig Opera, which has just landed a 6-million Euro federal grant to rebuild its stage machinery.


  • JussiB says:

    Bayreuth needs to hire a Chief Diversity Officer.

  • Barry Guerrero says:

    Does Europe really succeed in getting younger people interested in opera (by “younger”, I mean folks roughly between 22 and 55)? . . . If so, how?

    • AngloGerman says:

      Yes, because it maintains standards, traditions, and ceremony. That is precisely the way in which to get younger people interested in opera, as opposed to meaningless ‘diversity’ initiatives and the dumbing down of masterpieces, both of which are far too prevalent elsewhere.

  • Y says:

    I haven’t listened to a Bayreuth broadcast in years. The stagings are so awful, they can’t even be listened to.