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Johannes Martin Kränzle (Beckmesser) © Enrico Nawrath
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Musically sublime, packed with ideas: Kosky's Meistersinger von Nürnberg at Bayreuth

By , 31 July 2017
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Ryan McKinny (Amfortas) © Enrico Nawrath
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Time becomes space: Bayreuth welcomes a new Parsifal

By , 02 August 2016
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Stephen Gould (Tristan), Christa Mayer (Brangäne) and Petra Lang (Isolde) © Enrico Nawrath
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Imprisoned by love: a thought-provoking Tristan und Isolde at the Bayreuth Festival

By , 01 August 2016
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Stephanie Houtzeel, Christiane Kohl and Wiebke Lehmkuhl (Norns) © Enrico Nawrath
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Twilight zone: Bayreuth's Ring ends with a stirring Götterdämmerung

By , 31 July 2016
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Stefan Vinke (Siegfried) and Ana Durlovski (Woodbird) © Enrico Nawrath
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Croc work: Siegfried teases at Bayreuth

By , 29 July 2016
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Heidi Melton (Sieglinde) and Christopher Ventris (Siegmund) © Enrico Nawrath
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Magic fire: a blazing account of Die Walküre at Bayreuth

By , 27 July 2016
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Iain Paterson (Wotan) © Jörg Schulze
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Rheingold refuelled: Frank Castorf’s Ring returns to Bayreuth

By , 26 July 2016
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Stefan Vinke (Siegfried), Julia Rutigliano, Mirella Hagen and Anna Lapkovskaja (Rhinemaidens) © Bayreuther Festspiele | Enrico Nawrath
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But what does it all mean? Castorf’s visually stylish Götterdämmerung brings no resolution

By , 01 August 2015
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Ricarda Merbeth (Senta) and Samuel Youn (Dutchman) © Bayreuther Festspiele | Enrico Nawrath
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Uncontroversial Flying Dutchman serves as light relief at Bayreuth

By , 31 July 2015
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Catherine Foster (Brünnhilde) and Stefan Vinke (Siegfried) © Bayreuther Festspiele | Enrico Nawrath
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Fashionable crocs? Postmodern games in Castorf’s Siegfried

By , 30 July 2015
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Johan Botha (Siegmund) and Anja Kampe (Sieglinde) © Bayreuther Festspiele | Enrico Nawrath
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Die Walküre at Bayreuth: the triumph of love over spectacle

By , 28 July 2015
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Wolfgang Koch (Wotan), Albert Dohmen (Alberich) and John Daszak (Loge) © Bayreuther Festspiele | Enrico Nawrath
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Overly busy Castorf Rheingold distracts from the music at Bayreuth

By , 27 July 2015
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Annette Dasch (Elsa) © Bayreuther Festspiele | Enrico Nawrath
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Successful experiment: Neuenfels' laboratory Lohengrin impresses at Bayreuth

By , 26 July 2015
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Evelyn Herlitzius (Isolde) and Stephen Gould (Tristan) © Bayreuther Festspiele | Enrico Nawrath
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Diffuse new production of Tristan und Isolde opens 2015 Bayreuth Festival

By , 25 July 2015
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Attila Jun as Hagen in act II gathering of clans © Bayreuther Festspiele / Enrico Nawrath
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From kebab shop to the New York Stock Exchange: Attila Jun stars in Bayreuth's Götterdämmerung

By , 27 August 2014
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Lance Ryan as Siegfried, Wolfgang Koch as the Wanderer © Bayreuther Festspiele / Enrico Nawrath
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Wagner and Verfremdungseffekt: outstanding singing and subversive direction in Bayreuth's Siegfried

By , 25 August 2014
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Ride of the Valkyries © Bayreuther Festspiele / Enrico Nawrath
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Back to Baku: Die Walküre in Bayreuth

By , 23 August 2014
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From left: Wolfgang Koch as Wotan, Nadine Weissman as Erda plus giants © Bayreuther Festspiele / Enrico Nawrath
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Oleg Bryjak impresses in Frank Castorf's striking, tawdry and generally baffling Das Rheingold

By , 22 August 2014
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Tannhauser Bayreuth 2014 © Bayreuth Festival / Enrico Nawrath
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A “closed system” of Tannhäuser production implodes in Bayreuth

By , 18 August 2014
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Samuel Youn (Holländer) and Ricarda Merbeth (Senta) © Bayreuth Festival | Enrico Nawrath
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Christian Thielemann leads Bayreuth Orchestra "like a precision machine" in The Flying Dutchman

By , 08 August 2014
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Klaus Florian Vogt (Lohengrin) and Edith Haller (Elsa) © Bayreuth Festival | Enrico Nawrath
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Klaus Florian Vogt a Lohengrin for the ages in Bayreuth

By , 06 August 2014
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Robert Dean Smith as Tristan and Iréne Theorin as Isolde; Photo by Enrico Nawrath © Bayreuther Festspiele
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Tristan und Isolde at Bayreuth

By , 01 August 2012
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Samuel Youn as the Dutchman, Adrienne Pieczonka as Senta; Photo by Enrico Nawrath  ©  Bayreuther Festspeile
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Musically outstanding but landlocked: Der Fliegende Holländer in Bayreuth

By , 31 July 2012
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Escena de Parsifal en el Festival de Bayreuth © Bayreuther Festspiele | Enrico Nawrath
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Nuevo Parsifal en Bayreuth. Ingenuidad postreligiosa

By , 06 August 2016
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