No boos at BayreuthNews
For the first time in living folk memory, the opening night of the Bayreuth Festival passed without a single cry of dissent.
Cheers, tears and relief greeted Stephen Gould and Catherine Foster as Tristan and Isolde. The orchestra were outstanding under jump-in conductor Markus Poschner.
Angela Merkel appeared in a mask.
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