Crazy days here in Bayreuth. After five performances on five days, I will now "rest" for one day before Siegfried. The stay so far has been wonderful: Fantastic Lohengrin and Parsifal, Meistersinger gets interesting from "Wach auf!", Rheingold was very good (not the production, though), Act 1 of Walküre was marvellous with Johan Botha, Edith Haller and Kwangchul Youn, who all got thunderous applause from the Bayreuth audience.
With their last two new productions, Herheim's Parsifal and Neuenfels' Lohengrin, Bayreuth is back on the music theatre world map.
Tonight Klaus Florian Vogt will replace Jonas Kaufmann as Lohengrin. Vogt will also be singing the part next year here in Bayreuth.