Following this week’s Düsseldorf fiasco in which Tannhäuser, dressed as an SS guard, was seen shooting Jewish concentration camp prisoners in Wagner’s medieval opera, the German media has begun slightly to recoil from the worst excesses of Regietheater.
photo: DPA, from a Magdeburg theatre production
Alexander Kissler, writing in the online political magazine Cicero, calls for Hitler and Nazi insignia to be banned from the German stage in productions that have no basis in the Third Reich. Read him here (auf Deutsch). This could mark a turning point for the current Regietheater regime.