Breaking: Katharina Wagner gets to keep her job

Breaking: Katharina Wagner gets to keep her job

After months of speculation, the stakeholders have given the hereditary director of the Bayreuth Festival another five years of rule until 2030. However, they have decided to impose a General Manager, using the English term, to rein in her impulses and expenditure.

Katharina, 45, said she is ‘very happy that a common way had been found… to secure the autonomy of art through an independent budget.’

She added: ‘I am extremely relieved.’

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