Asked by the German newspaper B.Z. if he'd contemplate a return to Bayreuth, Stefan Herheim was noncommittal. But you hardly have to read between the lines to garner his feelings about the current regime.
Conditions have changed since he began staging Parsifal there in the Wolfgang Wagner days, he said, and are sometimes very disappointing. A lot of good traditions have been done away with. The Wagner sisters seem unable to reach a working consensus with artistic and production staff . The sort of thing that was achieved there a few years ago there is barely possible now.
"Hopefully" he concluded "this is only a transitional phase". Whatever that means.