Nitsch and kitsch get booed at BayreuthNews
A foretaste of next summer’s Ring cycle, the semi-staging of Die Walküre with a team of painters whitewashing the stage walls was howled to the rafters last night by a disaffected audience.
The painters were led by Hermann Nitsch, who usually specialises in throwing animal blood and intestines.
The musicians were led by Pietari Inkinen, who was booed for some exceptionally flaccid tempi.
Whatever applause was gong was shared between Lise Davidsen as Sieglinde, Christa Mayer as Fricka along with Klaus Florian Vogt and Wotan substitute Tomasz Konieczny.
Otherwise, a bad night was had by all.