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Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung - Germany | 27/07/2006

The opening of the Bayreuth Festival

Julia Spinola says she's seldom heard Richard Wagner's "Flying Dutchman" as "wild, moving and deathly pale" as under the direction of conductor Marc Albrecht at this year's Bayreuth Festival: "The Bayreuth Festival is unique – and not just because of its incorrigible mixture of provinciality and polish. Now, as in the past, it's still the great promise of aesthetic delight, with its inimitable acoustics and the 'mystic depths of its orchestra pit', that continues to attract people to Bayreuth. And when this artistic promise is even partially fulfilled – as on the opening evening with the revival of the 'Flying Dutchman' – this fulfilment has an entirely different, almost utopian quality, which would not be possible in Salzburg, Aix-en-Provence or Stuttgart. No other place can make you believe you're right at the heart of the music, sitting inside a huge instrument, and yet at the same time in a place where you can hear everything."

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