Bayreuth 2013: First Rienzi, then Das Liebesverbot and now Wagner goes rap

Written By The Wagnerian on Monday, 31 October 2011 | 7:33:00 pm

A little late but seems not everyone has heard: 2013 is obviously a big year for Wagner, and the Green Hill will not be missing a beat: a new Ring Cycle, collaborating with Leipzig on productions of Rienzi, then Das Liebesverbot (alas, not on the Green Hill itself - what would Bayreuth's acoustics do with that overture?). But now Katharina Wagner has announced her piece de resistance, she will be inviting "young people" to produce a rap based on one of the masters "librettos". I can't wait. But hang on a minute! Doesn't she know it's already been done?

Das Liebesverbot