|Katharina arrives at the Bayreuth opening 2012:|
Arriving in an Audi sponsored VIP Car
On a completely unrelated note, over at the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung journalist Öhrlein Josef points out that not being able to rehearse and direct her Teatro Colon Ring cycle might be a very good thing - for her. For those unaware, he reminds us that she has agreed to direct Audi's "50 years of culture at Audi" at their factory in Ingolstadt on November 11 this year. This is a prestigious and important event, especially so for Bayreuth - Audio is after all the Festival sponsor As K Wagner said recently, "When Audi asked me to stage an anniversary program, I did not hesitate. Rarely do you have the opportunity to work with artists from all areas in such an unusual environment," This was of course after agreeing to the Teatro Colon, engagement.
Indeed, suggests Öhrlein Josef, K Wagner may be relieved that she does not have to begin rehearsals in Buenos Aires as doing both that and Audio may have been something of a stretch. Not being in Buenos Aires at this time allows her to give her full attention to such a large and complex event in Ingolstadt