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Bayreuth Festival – Söders come to the opening

Bayreuth – Despite Corona, the Bayreuth Festival does not have to do without its glamor this year.

There will be neither a red carpet nor a reception this time. However, a hygiene concept ensures that the public and celebrities will still celebrate the Green Hill.

Bavaria’s Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) comes to the opening on Sunday with his wife Karin. According to BILD information, the organizers are also counting on Chancellor Angela Merkel.

For the first time the festival will be opened with Richard Wagner’s “The Flying Dutchman” by a conductor, Oksana Lyniv. ARD Radio Festival will broadcast live from 5:57 p.m.

This year, the painter Hermann Nitsch (82), known as the “blood artist”, was also there. The action artist designed a stage set for the “Valkyrie”.

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