The Festival

The Bayreuth Festival – also a family history

The Bayreuth Festival: also a family history. To this day, the management of the festival is in the hands of a member of the Wagner family. A special feature that has increased the appeal of the four-week Wagner marathon worldwide. This family history, as in any other family, has not remained free of tensions.

The coming to terms with political instrumentalization, especially during the Nazi dictatorship, the “New Bavaria” under Wieland and Wolfgang Wagner, the changes under Katharina Wagner – they stand not only for continuity but also for breaks in reception, which have one thing in common: A profound respect for Richard Wagner’s unique oeuvre.