We are hearing howls of protest at Burkhard C. Kosminski’s new Tannhäuser production, which opened last night in Düsseldorf.
‘How can a director allow such a thing?’ exclaims one local critic, horrified at the SS uniforms and gas chambers that litter the stage of Wagner’s masterpiece. The audience started booing half an hour into the opera. Let us know if you were there.
photos: Hansjoerg Michel/Opera-am-Rhein