Katharina Wagner Welcomes Structural Review in Bayreuth

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
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Katharina Wagner,  Director of the Bayreuther Festspiele, said that she was pleased with the intention of the German federal government to review outdated structures at the famed Wagner’s global pilgrimage festival.

“I am pleased that the German Minister of Culture Monika Grütters would like to renew the outdated structures that I have questioned for years,” said Wagner in the statement. “This review should enable the Bayreuther Festspiel-GmbH, its employees and, last but not least, the management to continue working effectively and at the highest artistic level.”

The Bayreuther Festspiele has recently announced its initial intentions regarding the schedule for the Bayreuth Festival 2021 edition.

The German federal government is one of the largest shareholders of the Bayreuther Festspiele GmbH, owning 29 percent of the shares in the organization. The federal government recently pledged a further 84.7 million euros for the renovation of the festival hall, which will cost around 178 million euros.