Bayreuth Chooses 2 Wagners to Manage Festival

By DANIEL J. WAKIN [NY Times, 2 September 2008]
The guard has changed in Valhalla.
Two half-sisters, great-granddaughters of Richard Wagner, will jointly take the reins of the Bayreuth Festival dedicated to his music, officials announced on Monday, dashing an effort by a rival family branch working in concert with Gerard Mortier, the general director of New York City Opera.