Parsifal, Bayreuth Festival, July 2023Posted on 2 August 2023
Booing is par for the course at the Wagner Festival in Bayreuth, and the Parsifal production opening the 2023 season well deserved it. Singers and orchestra were another matter however. Most people go to Bayreuth because they love Wagner’s music, superbly played by the excellent musicians, and under the baton of Pablo Heras-Casado this was a musical treat.
The costumes were absurd, and the ‘augmented reality’ glasses were a damp squib — see my review in The Article.