Gottfried Wagner Calls For A New Gotterdammerung

Written By The Wagnerian on Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 1:50:00 am

Gottfried Wagner calls for a different kind of Gotterdammerung

After the premiere of Bayreuth's new Tannhauser, Nike Wagner suggested that the end of the Wagner family's time as directors at the festival was near. Now, nearly two years later, Gottfried Wagner, great-grandson of Richard Wagner, brother of the festival head Eva Wagner-Pasquier and half brother of Katharina Wagner has said the same-thing in an interview with Focus.

Never shy about being critical of Bayreuth or indeed his great-grandfather, Gottfried believes that someone else rather than a Wagner - an experienced opera director he suggests - should take over. This one person would then be assisted by an advisory committee.