Bayreuther Festspiele, Aufführung 29.07.2021, 1. Akt

The universal artist Hermann Nitsch has been invited by the Bayreuth Festival to provide scenic accompaniment to a concert version of Richard Wagner’s “Die Walküre”” in summer 2021. Nitsch has conceived an extensive painting action for each of the three acts.

“”wagner has fascinated me all my life. because of this wonderful, indulgent, sensual music that makes the sound blossom beyond the melody. art was already connected to cult, religion and the gesamtkunstwerk in its first forms of performance. and wagner is the uncoverer of the gesamtkunstwerk. he made it shine.”” (Hermann Nitsch)