‘Worst booing for years’ at Vienna’s new TristanNews
First reports say there was audience uproar at Calixto Bieito’s new Tristan und Isolde at the Vienna State Opera last night.
The Salzburger Nachrichten critic writes: ‘at the premiere of Tristan und Isolde there was more protest than it had been at the Vienna State Opera for a long time.’ He blamed the protest partly on the production and partly on the flouting of a Vienna tradition to perform Parsifal on the eve of Good Friday.
The Upper Austrian Volksblatt writes: ‘Easter without “Parsifal” at the State Opera was just as unimaginable as Easter without a service in St. Stephen’s Cathedral.’
Kleine Zeitung praises the precision booing, directed at irrelevant effects in acts one and three.
More reviews as they land.