02 Feb 2012

Bayreuth’s Festspielhaus Needs Repairs


By Frank Cadenhead [Opera Today, 2 February 2012]

In an interview, Katharina Wagner, 33, granddaughter of the composer and co-director of the Richard Wagner Bayreuth Festival, spoke of the declining state of the legendary Festival House on the “Green Hill” at Bayreuth. The building is showing its age, having been completed originally in 1872, and problems include a leaky roof and the crumbling red brick facade.