Abschied: Wolfgang Gönnenwein gestorben

Dirigent Wolfgang Gönnenwein ist tot. Er sei bereits am 26. Juli 2015 im Alter von 82 Jahren gestorben, teilte die Pressestelle der Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele mit. more more

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Hero to zero

Wednesday 27 July, 2005

This year's Bayreuth Festival opened with a new interpretation of Wagner's "Tristan and Isolde" by Swiss director Christoph Marthaler. The stakes were high; the last Tristan, by Heiner Müller, enjoyed iconographic status. And for Hans-Klaus Jungheinrich, this year's performance was an unspectacular failure, with the notable exception of Nina Stemme's brilliant Isolde.
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