For those not as fortunate as Ron and me who’ve actually been to Bayreuth, a chance is coming up to make a virtual visit to this year’s Festival. Beginning at 2.45 pm on Sunday 14th August (curtain rises at 3.00), the performance of Lohengrin will be broadcast live on the web. As with all services of this type, site registration is required. The cost is €14.90. If unable to watch live, payment also entitles you to log on any time between August 15th and August 30th to watch a video recording on demand.
Personally, I’ve already pushed the Buy button (even though, judging from the photo, the production may well be from a director who’ll make it onto our black list). I’m cancelling all social engagements on that day (I prefer the thrill of watching live).
Full details are here.