Bayreuth: Bayreuth without a festival, with chamber music concert

"We show at least, that's what we all want," said Thielemann, shortly before the beginning of the Transmission of the Bavarian broadcast. The concert was ope

Bayreuth: Bayreuth without a festival, with chamber music concert

"We show at least, that's what we all want," said Thielemann, shortly before the beginning of the Transmission of the Bavarian broadcast. The concert was opened in the Villa Wahnfried, with the Siegfried Idyll, a rather quiet work, which can also be used without a large cast played. The Villa Wahnfried was Wagner's home and is for large orchestra and choirs, already too small, in addition, the safety distance was applied to the musicians.

Actually, should have opened on Saturday on the Green hill in Bayreuth for the festival. The Corona pandemic has made a dash through the bill.

For the coming year, the acting managing Director Heinz-Dieter Sense is in spite of the pandemic of a "normal" season in 2021. "I expect that we will have in the next year's normal festival," he said of the "North-Bavarian Kurier" (Saturday). To said spacing rules for the musicians in the orchestra pit he: "This Problem will not arise next year."

According to information from the Senses, Co-managing Director Holger Berg, the financial losses are massive. As he told the German press Agency, were lost by the cancellation of this year revenues of 15 million euros.

dpa
Updated Date: 26 July 2020, 03:27

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