Bayreuth’s new dysfunctional family

Bayreuth’s new dysfunctional family


norman lebrecht

August 01, 2022

Hmmmm… wonder where the Wagners got the idea for their new Rheingold.

Die Welt says: ‘Valentin Schwarz does what he promised: he tells the family history and explores it deeply – like no one before him has done.’

BR Klassik says: Wagner’s Ring is a bitterly angry family constellation, not all spectators liked that…. there were cheers and boos. The motto of director Valentin Schwarz:  Break what breaks you.


Photo: Enrico Nawrath/Bayreuth Festival


  • IP says:

    Predictable news is hardly any news at all.

  • Chris says:

    It would be radical if the Ring were ever to be presented as intended.

  • Cynical Bystander says:

    It is to be hoped that it sounds better than it looks.

  • Ernest says:

    The Ring presented as the Brady Bunch. Where’s the Rhine? Where’s the Ring?

  • Renato says:

    Break what breaks you….could be said by KW