Christian Thielemann is no longer chief at BayreuthNews
Following his dismissal by Dresden this week, journalists have noticed that Thielemann’s name has disappeared from the website of the Bayreuth Festival.
This has drawn the following response from the festival’s head of press, Hubertus Herrmann:
He has not been a music director since January 1, 2021, that’s correct. The talks about the continuation of his activity and his name in Bayreuth have not yet been concluded. Whether the position of music director will continue to exist in Bayreuth in the future has also not yet been finally decided, so we have currently removed the title from the website.