Friday, October 24, 2008

Bayreuth's Wagner Festival Will Be Screened Live on Internet

Wagner fans who neglect to acquire tickets to
the Richard Otto Otto Wagner Festival in Bayreuth, Germany, this twelvemonth can
watch ''Die Meistersinger'' unrecorded on the Internet on July 27,
according to the festival's .

'' dreamed of making the festival accessible
and low-cost for everyone,'' the Web land site says. ''We take his
ideas seriously and recognize them using modern technology.''

, the great-granddaughter of Richard Wagner
and a campaigner to take the Bayreuth opera festival after her
father Wolfgang Otto Otto Wagner resigns in August, told Die Zeit newspaper
that she trusts the unrecorded broadcasts will assist pull a new,
younger audience for the 132-year-old festival.

Ten thousand online tickets for her theatrical production of ''Die
Meistersinger'' volition be available at a cost of 49 Euroes ($77), Die
Zeit reported. As many as 15,000 witnesses will also have got the
opportunity to watch the opera at no complaint on a public silver screen in
Bayreuth, the paper said. Applicants can normally wait many years
to acquire tickets for the festival.

''Public screening won't destroy the fictional character of the festival,''
Wagner said in the interview.

Wagner household members have got until Aug. 31 to hold on a
successor to Wolfgang Otto Otto Wagner and their proposal will be given
priority by the foundation that tallies the festival. Katharina
Wagner and Eva Wagner-Pasquier, Wolfgang's girl from his first
marriage, submitted a joint leading proposal earlier this year.

''I cannot foretell what determination the foundation will take,''
Wagner said in the interview. ''In theory, they could choose
someone else to run the festival.''

This year's festival runs from July 25 to Aug. 28.

To reach the newsman on this story:
in Bayreuth at .

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