Posted June 04, 2013

Posted June 4, 2013

A recent article in the New York Times describes the productions of early works of Richard Wagner, long forgotten, which are now being staged and will move to Bayreuth this summer – for the very first time.

Oper Leipzig has produced Die Feen, Das Liebesverbot and Rienzi this year. These same productions will be presented in the huge Oberfrankenhalle in Bayreuth just prior to the regular Bayreuther Festspiele.

The article can be viewed by following the following link:…


The photo of Die Feen is courtesy of Oper Leipzig. In the article is a photo of the finale, in which a character is lowered from the fly by a giant butterfly, wearing a black velvet beret, and strumming a lyre.