Tag Archives: Bayreuth Festival

From the desk of General Director Keith Cerny

by Megan Meister

Richard Wagner would be delighted to know that more than 125 years after his death, his signature Festspielhaus in Bayreuth still plays to sold-out audiences, with 10-year waiting lists to buy tickets.  Thanks to the generosity of the Dallas Wagner Society,  its President Roger Carroll, and its Treasurer Greg McConeghy, I was privileged to attend all five […]

Twilight of the “Ahhhhhhs”

by Suzanne Calvin

Actually, it comes as no surprise that the board in Bayreuth sided with Katharina Wagner (Wolfgang’s choice) and her half-sister, Eva Wagner-Pasquier, to run the renowned German festival.  However, the inexperienced Katharina has already disappointed audiences with last season’s “Die Meistersinger” in which she directed the cast to drop their drawers and wave plastic phalluses […]

Twilight of the "Ahhhhhhs"

by tdoadmin

Actually, it comes as no surprise that the board in Bayreuth sided with Katharina Wagner (Wolfgang’s choice) and her half-sister, Eva Wagner-Pasquier, to run the renowned German festival.  However, the inexperienced Katharina has already disappointed audiences with last season’s “Die Meistersinger” in which she directed the cast to drop their drawers and wave plastic phalluses […]