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Review: Bayreuth Die Meistersinger and Tristan und Isolde

Posted July 29, 2017

Barrie Kosky’s mind-boggling production uses a giant puppet and the Nuremberg trials as a backdrop to ask: how far does the composer’s antisemitism taint his art?

2017 Bayreuth Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg review

Posted July 26, 2017

Barrie Kosky’s production finds depth as well as comedy in Wagner’s troublesome opera.


Bayreuth vs. Hollywood Bowl

Posted July 26, 2017

The Bowl is no Bayreuth. And with Wagner in Dudamel's defiant hands, that's not a bad thing.



2017 Bayreuth Live Radiocast Schedule/Cast

Posted July 26, 2017

Die Meistersing von Nürnberg, Tristan und Isolde, and the Ring Cycle


Opera's Disrupter in Residence, Heading to Bayreuth

Posted July 21, 2017

First American to direct in Bayreuth, Yuval Sharon has been tapped to direct the 2018 Lohengrin.

Yuval Sharon, UC Berkeley graduate (1997 - 2001) in Literature, Music, Theater Arts

Parsifal in 2018

Posted July 16, 2017

Metropolitan Opera, New York:  February 5 to 27, 2018 -

Vienna State Opera:  March 29, April 1 and 5, 2018 -

Sofia Ring Cycles in July 2018

Posted July 16, 2017

D​irected by Plamen Kartaloff
​C​onducted by Ira Levin
Cast to be announced at a later date