Lyniv becomes first woman conductor at Germany’s Bayreuth Festival

Lyniv becomes first woman conductor at Germany’s Bayreuth Festival

Conductor Oksana Lyniv on Sunday became the first woman to hold the baton in the 145-year history of Germany's renowned Bayreuth opera festival, with Chancellor Angela Merkel in the audience.

Opening opera at famed Wagner festival holds mirror up against composer’s anti-Semitism

Opening opera at famed Wagner festival holds mirror up against composer’s anti-Semitism

Fire at Bavarian nightclub leaves 8 injured

Fire at Bavarian nightclub leaves 8 injured

Rapturous reception at Wagner fest’s opening night

Rapturous reception at Wagner fest’s opening night

Eight babies’ bodies found in German town

Eight babies’ bodies found in German town

Merkel tops guest list at Wagner Festival

Merkel tops guest list at Wagner Festival

Bayreuth’s ‘Ring’ director pokes fun at audience

Bayreuth’s ‘Ring’ director pokes fun at audience

Wagner ‘lite’ operas storm Bayreuth festival

Wagner ‘lite’ operas storm Bayreuth festival

Bayreuth Wagner festival stages entire Ring

Bayreuth Wagner festival stages entire Ring

Bayreuth immigration office ‘unfair’ to students

Bayreuth immigration office ‘unfair’ to students

Cyborg ‘Dutchman’ booed in Bayreuth

Cyborg ‘Dutchman’ booed in Bayreuth

Opera star pulls out in swastika tattoo scandal

Opera star pulls out in swastika tattoo scandal

Munich opera defends Nazi tattoo singer

Munich opera defends Nazi tattoo singer

Wagner opera house gets ‘world heritage’ status

Wagner opera house gets ‘world heritage’ status

Black market in Wagner festival tickets booms

Black market in Wagner festival tickets booms

Many students ‘lack basic writing skills’

Many students ‘lack basic writing skills’

Siemens pulls out of Bayreuth sponsorship

Siemens pulls out of Bayreuth sponsorship

Wagner festival opens with taboo-shattering Israeli performance

Wagner festival opens with taboo-shattering Israeli performance

‘Explain plagiarism,’ Merkel asks Guttenberg

‘Explain plagiarism,’ Merkel asks Guttenberg

University: Guttenberg intentionally plagiarized

University: Guttenberg intentionally plagiarized

Guttenberg apologises to Bundestag researchers

Guttenberg apologises to Bundestag researchers

Bayreuth festival cancels invitation to Israeli orchestra

Bayreuth festival cancels invitation to Israeli orchestra

Bayreuth Wagner festival opens

Bayreuth Wagner festival opens

Wagner’s granddaughter avoids accident as driver dies at wheel

Wagner’s granddaughter avoids accident as driver dies at wheel

Muppet caught speeding in Bavaria

Muppet caught speeding in Bavaria

Wagner’s great-granddaughters win Bayreuth succession battle

Wagner’s great-granddaughters win Bayreuth succession battle

Decision looms for new Bayreuth Opera Festival leader

Decision looms for new Bayreuth Opera Festival leader

Nike Wagner bids in battle to head Bayreuth opera festival

Nike Wagner bids in battle to head Bayreuth opera festival

Rain floods Bayreuth Festival playhouse

Rain floods Bayreuth Festival playhouse

Anaemic ‘Rhinegold’ opens Dorst’s ‘Ring’ in Bayreuth

Anaemic ‘Rhinegold’ opens Dorst’s ‘Ring’ in Bayreuth

First public Bayreuth viewing a success

First public Bayreuth viewing a success

Curtain up on Wolfgang Wagner’s last Bayreuth

Curtain up on Wolfgang Wagner’s last Bayreuth

After 57 years, Wolfgang Wagner bows out in Bayreuth

After 57 years, Wolfgang Wagner bows out in Bayreuth

Wagner’s grandson steps down as Bayreuth director

Wagner’s grandson steps down as Bayreuth director

Wagner women battle for Bayreuth

Wagner women battle for Bayreuth