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Quentin Tarantino to direct next Bayreuth Ring Cycle?

Written By The Wagnerian on Monday 14 January 2013 | 12:20:00 am

Well, probably not - although at the "new" Bayreuth anything is possible. However, in an interview published in Focus Magazine, Christoph Waltz - who has appeared in Tarantino's Inglorious Bastards and Django Unchained (for which he has just received an Oscar nomination) - thinks he should. "Quentin would be someone for a new Bayreuth, absolutely." he told focus, finding in his work  close ties to Wagner's thoughts on Gesamtkunstwerk.

And what convinced the Austrian actor that he was correct? When he took Tarantino to see LA Opera's Ring cycle and afterwards, Tarantino told him that he saw parallels between Siegfried and his Django Unchained - as Tarantino himself told Martin Wittmann earlier this month. Indeed, according to Tarantino, his latest film can be seen. in part,  as a retelling of Siegfried.

And what would Tarantino's Siegfried look like? Well, lets take a look at Django Unchained and find out: