Editorial – Bayreuth Triangle

Three visited performances: “Tristan and Isolde” on July 26th, “Parsifal” on July 27th and “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” on July 31st, can be united to build an operatic triangle marked by great singing, impressive acting and the unique flair of this historical place. Sort of Bayreuth-Bermuda-Triangle, a universe, one inside you never want and can escape. 

Give me a kiss, my Love!

British director Graham Vick based his interpretation on two theses: First, Otello should not necessarily be sung by a black-painted white tenor and second, that one should have zero compassion for him. Thus, in this staging, all singers are white, and Otello is portrayed as a cold-blooded killer, whose killing of Desdemona was nothing more than as a long-term planned honour murder.