High stakes for Wagner’s progeny at opera fest

High stakes for Wagner’s progeny at opera fest

Beloved by Adolf Hitler and Angela Merkel alike, the Bayreuth Festival honouring Richard Wagner kicks off on Saturday. But critics say the composer's progeny have dragged the festival too far from its origins.

Bayreuth’s ‘Ring’ director pokes fun at audience

Bayreuth’s ‘Ring’ director pokes fun at audience

Wagner festival opens with glitzy gala

Wagner festival opens with glitzy gala

‘I hate Wagner but I hate him on my knees’

‘I hate Wagner but I hate him on my knees’

Wagner descendant slams composer

Wagner descendant slams composer

Cyborg ‘Dutchman’ booed in Bayreuth

Cyborg ‘Dutchman’ booed in Bayreuth

Bayreuth festival cancels invitation to Israeli orchestra

Bayreuth festival cancels invitation to Israeli orchestra