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Position Filled at Bayreuth

Posted at 4:09 PM on September 2, 2008 by Gillian Martin

If you applied to direct the Bayreuth Festival, too bad for you. The epic struggle to determine who would succeed Wolfgang Wagner to lead his Grampa Richard's festival is now settled: Wolfgang's daughters Eva and Katharina have been named co-directors. Read more about it here.

I wonder if this arrangement will last long? Eva was the board's favored candidate years ago, while Katharina (30 years younger than her half-sister) was Daddy's favorite. Will they be able to work together?