Monday, 3 August 2015

Bayreuth Festival FULL Broadcast schedule

HERE is the schedule for BR Klassik's 2015 Bayreuth Festival broadcasts

Highest recommendation Christian Thielemann's devastating Tristan und Isolde, which gets deeper with each rehearing. That is what good performance should do, challenge and stretch the soul.  . Read my first impressions here.  NB the 7th August broadcast will be VIDEO

The other broadcasts are revivals , some with different conductors eg Lohengrin with Alain Altinoglu instead of Andris Nelsons who was brilliant when it was new. Altinoglu's good, anyway, but Nelsons is just so strikingly brilliant that his absence is a loss to art, and to the world. Luckily, he's so good that his career will survive. Please read my review of the original Hans Neuenfels production, Klaus Florian Vogt, again, superb.

The notorious  Castorf Ring is revived again. Please see what I wrote when it was new : Rheingold Die Walküre   Siegfried and Gotterdammerung


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