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Venue: Bayreuther Festspielhaus

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AddressFestspielhügel 2
95445 Bayreuth
Bavaria
Germany
Google maps49° 57' 36.072" N 11° 34' 45.336" E
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Season finale: a disappointing ending to Bayreuth's Götterdämmerung

Despite many perceptive details, Bayreuth's new Ring culminates in a rather damp squib of an ending.
***11
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Drunk on ambition: Siegfried takes us deeper into a forest of ideas

Will Siegfried get his girl? Will she turn out to be his sister? And has the ultimate prize already got into the wrong hands? More posers from Bayreuth's intriguing new Ring.
****1
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From birth to death: Die Walküre gets some interesting plot twists

The plot thickens as "episode two" of Bayreuth's new Ring muddies the waters of Siegfried’s paternity and Wotan comes to regret his actions.
*****
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Family saga: Bayreuth's new Rheingold presents a story of today

The Bayreuth Festival's new Ring gets off to a promising start with a tautly directed Rheingold, but will we find out what it all means?
****1
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Uwe Eric Laufenberg’s Bayreuth take on Parsifal

Despite its enigmatic details, Bayreuth's Parsifal reaches a cathartic climax. 
****1
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Bayreuth's Lohengrin lacks electricity

Yuval Sharon's production returns to Bayreuth in a musically compelling performance. 
***11
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Kosky’s Meistersinger conquers Bayreuth again

Kosky’s production manages to maintain all hallmarks of a 16th-century fairy tale, while juxtaposing them with questions of deep human, political and artistic problems. Regietheater at its best.
*****
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Tobias Kratzer's provocative Tannhäuser opens at Bayreuth

Yesterday, the Bayreuth Festspielhaus, where devotees of Richard Wagner converge annually from all over the world, opened its doors again for this year’s festival. Traditionally presented on the first evening, the new production for this season was Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg (to use the opera’s full name), presented to a capacity audience.
***11
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