“ We do not agree to recognise Wagner as the anti-semite “the Press - the secretary of opera festival in Bajrojte PETER EMMERIH (Peter Emmerich) has answered questions of the correspondent of JULIA - SHATTE.
- whether mister Wolfgang Wagner in resignation gathers?
- most likely, no. With mister Wagner the lifelong contract is concluded. Interviews with its possible successors are conducted for a long time, but for changes in a management there is no legal basis.
- whether really daughter of mister Wagner Eve Wagner - Paske has refused claims for a management of festival?
- she has refused on June, 15th. There were two candidates: the spouse of mister Wagner Gudrun Wagner and its grand daughter Nike Wagner. Last declared that will apply for this post not earlier than 2006.
- what features at present festival? Whether there are at organizers any plans and expectations?
- special expectations at organizers are every year. This year we celebrate two anniversaries. The first is 125 - letie festival. The second is 50 - letie festival revival. In 1951 it has taken place for the first time after the Second World War.
- whether there are this year new statements?
- is not present, the prime minister will not be this time. Last year director Jurgen Flimm has anew put “ the Ring of nibelungs “. This statement has caused inconsistent reactions from spectators and the press, it named “ the Political ring “. For last year we much over it worked, have changed scenery, suits. We wanted to show more precisely characters, to leave from a policy. After all in “ the Ring of the nibelung “ the same important role is played by human lines and values: treachery and a deceit, fidelity and love.
- next year you plan new statements?
- yes. We are obliged to plan for a long time forward to provide quality.
- As organizers of festival have reacted to scandal in Israel which was caused by execution of Wagner`s music by Daniel Barenbojmom?
- it is careful. We have many colleagues - musicians in Israel. They very much regret that there it is forbidden to execute Wagner`s music. But while the generation which has worried the Holocaust is live, it is necessary to reckon with these negative emotions. And they can arise and with music.
- the Israeli parliament even has demanded to establish the status persona non grata for mister Barenbojma.
- We consider that it is political problems of Israel. We cannot and we do not want to interfere with them.
is an event as - nibud has affected the organisation or the festival program?
- is not present. The problem of our festival - to show to public worthy statements.
- how much a theme “ Wagner and anti-Semitism “ now in general it is actual for the Bavarian opera festival?
- this theme is very actual. We do not agree to recognise Wagner as the anti-semite. Three years ago the first symposium " here has taken place; Wagner and Jews “ in which the European, American and Israeli scientists took part. This autumn in Israel will pass the second symposium on the same theme. She demands scientific, but the delicate approach.