Eva Wagner-Pasquier To Leave Bayreuth

Written By The Wagnerian on Friday, 21 February 2014 | 11:29:00 pm

Parting is such sweet...

Reports are coming out of Germany that Eva Wagner-Pasquier has decided that she does not want to continue as co-director of the Festival from 2015. She does however, want to stay on as some form of "adviser" concentrating mainly on the Wagner Societies.

This would mean that if successful in her contract negotiations, her sister Katharina Wagner, would stay on as sole director of the festival.This would perhaps allow her greater freedom to commission more highly successful, critically acclaimed, audience favorites  such as the Castorf Ring, Baumgarten Tannhauser and we are sure to be as equally successful Jonathan Meese, Parsifal coming in 2016.

Eva Wagner-Pasquier has not as yet given any reasons for standing down