Posted February 20, 2012
Theatrical maverick Frank Castorf has been signed to direct the 2013 Ring in Bayreuth. The contract with the Festspiele is reported to contain language which expressly prohibits Castorf from making changes to the words and music of the Ring. Castorf is noted for his lack of adherence to the written works of playrights, so why not Wagner’s magnum opus.
An interview was published in Die Welt and you can follow the link below. As has been noted in previous blog posts, you can cut and paste the url for the article into translate.google.com and receive a decent translation of the article.
Thanks to WSNC Member Joan Lam for forwarding the article on Intermezzo Type pad and the link to the Die Welt interview