The pictures tell it all. While cast and crew around him beamed smiles of joy/relief after last night's Götterdämmerung, Frank Castorf's face registered a big 10 on the Frownometer. Not even a photo-op with Chefin Eva Wagner-Pasquier or a consolatory kiss from Allison Oakes (Gutrune) could ungrit those teeth.
Meanwhile, Katharina Wagner joined her half-sister to bathe in the reflected glory of Bayreuth's British Brünnhilde Catherine Foster, and Kirill Petrenko celebrated his orchestral victory.
Bundeskanzlerin Merkel didn't share the celebrations. She'd already left her private bungalow in the Hotel Waldstein straight after Siegfried to start her annual walking holiday in the Tyrol.