Katharina's Meistersinger goes off for a rest, next up Tristan

Written By The Wagnerian on Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | 9:15:00 pm

K Wagner: What could she have planned for poor old Tristan and Isolde?
Not necessarily news but:

Wednesday will not only be the last performance of Katharina's Meistersinger this season but for a while. At the earliest it will be revived in 2016 - maybe.

Of course, this begs the question, what's next for the de-constructionist director? How about  Tristan und Isolde in 2015?  Don't those two have enough problems as it is? You have been warned. Papier-mâché makers get your tenders in now.

But not to worry, we at least have Frank Castorf's "postdramatic" Ring Cycle to look forward to in 2013 - the oldest "angry young man" in German theatre.