Braving All the Boos To Advance A Wagnerian Vision

By Anthony Tommasini [NY Times, 12 August 2010]
It is traditional for the director of a new opera production to appear during curtain calls on the night of the premiere. But no protocol compelled the director Katharina Wagner to take a solo bow at the Aug. 5 performance of Wagner’s “Meistersinger” here at the Bayreuth Festival.