End of the road for Regietheater geniusOpera
The veteran provocateur Hans Neuenfels has died in Berlin, aged 80.
He retired after the Salzburg Festival four years ago.
A writer, film producer and librettist, Neuenfels was the driving force in Regietheater from the 1970s.
He was fond of sexually explicit imagery, and rodents (the picture is from Bayreuth’s 2011 Lohengrin).