Click HERE for the webcast schedule of the 2017 Bayreuth Festival
Click HERE to see pictures of the new production of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
I will be attending the Bayreuth Festival this year in early August. I will be attending seven performances including the new Meistersinger, the current Tristan featuring René Pape as King Marke, last year's Parsifal, and Frank Castorf's controversial Ring.

 

The live broadcast of the new Bayreuth Production of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg can be streamed on BR-Klassik. Click HERE for more details.
The new production of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg will be directed by the Australian Barrie Kosky. Mr. Kosky, who describes himself as a "Jewish Gay Kangaroo" will face a Wagnerian work that has been problematic for many. It is the most nationalistic of all Wagner's works, taking place in a city that is the cradle of German art, as well as the cradle of the Nazi Party. Further, the opera contains one character often portrayed as a caricature of a Jewish critic of Wagner's time. The conclusion of the opera is its most controversial part. The leading character calls on the people of Nuremberg to protect the "Holy German Art" from its enemies. Read the article on Mr. Kosky and his new Bayreuth production HERE.
This summer, the Bayreuth Festival will present the following works. Casts and dates are listed below.
Conductor Philippe Jordan
Director Barrie Kosky
Stage design Rebecca Ringst
Costumes Klaus Bruns
Choral Conducting Eberhard Friedrich
Dramaturgy Ulrich Lenz
Lighting Franck Evin
 
Hans Sachs, Schuster Michael Volle
Veit Pogner, Goldschmied Günther Groissböck
Kunz Vogelgesang, Kürschner Tansel Akzeybek
Konrad Nachtigal, Spengler Armin Kolarczyk
Sixtus Beckmesser, Stadtschreiber Johannes Martin Kränzle
Fritz Kothner, Bäcker Daniel Schmutzhard
Balthasar Zorn, Zinngießer Paul Kaufmann
Ulrich Eisslinger, Würzkrämer Christopher Kaplan
Augustin Moser, Schneider Stefan Heibach
Hermann Ortel, Seifensieder Raimund Nolte
Hans Schwarz, Strumpfwirker Andreas Hörl
Hans Foltz, Kupferschmied Timo Riihonen
Walther von Stolzing Klaus Florian Vogt
David, Sachsens Lehrbube Daniel Behle
Eva, Pogners Tochter Anne Schwanewilms
Magdalene, Evas Amme Wiebke Lehmkuhl
Ein Nachtwächter Karl-Heinz Lehner

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Performances: July 25, 31 August 7, 15, 19, 27
 
Conductor Christian Thielemann
Director Katharina Wagner
Stage design Frank Philipp Schlößmann
Matthias Lippert
Costumes Thomas Kaiser
Dramaturgy Daniel Weber
Lighting Reinhard Traub
Choral Conducting Eberhard Friedrich
 
Tristan Stephen Gould
Marke René Pape
Isolde Petra Lang
Kurwenal Iain Paterson
Melot Raimund Nolte
Brangäne Christa Mayer
Ein Hirt Tansel Akzeybek
Ein Steuermann Kay Stiefermann
Junger Seemann Tansel Akzeybek

Tristan und Isolde

Performances: July 26, August 2, 6, 12, 16, 20
 
Conductor Hartmut Haenchen
Director Uwe Eric Laufenberg
Stage design Gisbert Jäkel
Costumes Jessica Karge
Lighting Reinhard Traub
Dramaturgy Richard Lorber
Choral Conducting Eberhard Friedrich
 
Amfortas Ryan McKinny
Titurel Karl-Heinz Lehner
Gurnemanz Georg Zeppenfeld
Parsifal Andreas Schager
Klingsor Derek Welton
Werner Van Mechelen
Kundry Elena Pankratova
1. Gralsritter Tansel Akzeybek
2. Gralsritter Timo Riihonen
1. Knappe Alexandra Steiner
2. Knappe Mareike Morr
3. Knappe Paul Kaufmann
4. Knappe Stefan Heibach
Altsolo Wiebke Lehmkuhl

Parsifal

Performances: July 25, August 2, 6, 14, 24, 28
 
plan 5
Conductor Marek Janowski
Director Frank Castorf
Stage design Aleksandar Denić
Costumes Adriana Braga Peretzki
Lighting Rainer Casper
 
Wotan Iain Paterson
Donner Markus Eiche
Froh Daniel Behle
Loge Roberto Saccà
Fricka Tanja Ariane Baumgartner
Freia Caroline Wenborne
Erda Nadine Weissmann
Alberich Albert Dohmen
Mime Andreas Conrad
Fasolt Günther Groissböck
Fafner Karl-Heinz Lehner
Woglinde Alexandra Steiner
Wellgunde Stephanie Houtzeel
Floßhilde Wiebke Lehmkuhl

Das Rheingold

Performances: July 29, August 8, 23
 
paln 6
Conductor Marek Janowski
Director Frank Castorf
Stage design Aleksandar Denić
Costumes Adriana Braga Peretzki
Lighting Rainer Casper
 
Siegmund Christopher Ventris
Hunding Georg Zeppenfeld
Wotan John Lundgren
Sieglinde Camilla Nylund
Brünnhilde Catherine Foster
Fricka Tanja Ariane Baumgartner
Gerhilde Caroline Wenborne
Ortlinde Dara Hobbs
Waltraute Stephanie Houtzeel
Schwertleite Nadine Weissmann
Helmwige Christiane Kohl
Siegrune Mareike Morr
Grimgerde Simone Schröder
Rossweisse Alexandra Petersamer

Die Walküre

Performances: July 30, August 9, 18, 24
 
paln 7
Conductor Marek Janowski
Director Frank Castorf
Stage design Aleksandar Denić
Costumes Adriana Braga Peretzki
Lighting Rainer Casper
 
Siegfried Stefan Vinke
Mime Andreas Conrad
Der Wanderer Thomas J. Mayer
Alberich Albert Dohmen
Fafner Karl-Heinz Lehner
Erda Nadine Weissmann
Brünnhilde Catherine Foster
Waldvogel Ana Durlovski

Siegfried

Performances: August 1, 11, 26
 
plan 9
Conductor Marek Janowski
Director Frank Castorf
Stage design Aleksandar Denić
Costumes Adriana Braga Peretzki
Lighting Rainer Casper
Choral Conducting Eberhard Friedrich
 
Siegfried Stefan Vinke
Gunther Markus Eiche
Alberich Albert Dohmen
Hagen Stephen Milling
Brünnhilde Catherine Foster
Gutrune Allison Oakes
Waltraute Marina Prudenskaya
1. Norn Wiebke Lehmkuhl
2. Norn Stephanie Houtzeel
3. Norn Christiane Kohl
Woglinde Alexandra Steiner
Wellgunde Stephanie Houtzeel
Floßhilde Wiebke Lehmkuhl

Götterdämmerung

Performances: August 3, 13, 28

 

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