Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The Gathering Storm?

The 2007 Bayreuth Festival kicks off tomorrow with Katharina Wagner's new production of Die Meistersinger (her first production for Bayreuth). Kathrina is the 29 year-old great-granddaughter of the composer and daughter of current festival chief Wolfgang. She is Wolfgang's controversial choice to succeed him and is a big fan of Regietheater so tomorrow should be interesting. Read more here and here. Will it be a triumph that will change public opinion and make her a popular choice to run the festival? Or will it be a fiasco with loads of booing and the punching and the biting? Listen live tomorrow to find out!