Bayreuth festival – time's running

Eeeek, just a little over three weeks to the premiere... and soloist Roberto Alagna just decided to ditch Bayreuth and, excuse the pun, go solo. Well, seems like opera isn't that much different from fashion after all. But of course it'll all be well, the costumes will be ready, the artists will look beautiful and feel great and everyone will have a grand time.

And who will replace Roberto Alagna? We are to find out soon... after all, without a little excitement, life would be so dull.

 The eleventh hour, though not high noon yet... inside the opera building. Picture credit:  Nuria Trüb , cutter women's tailoring, Bayreuth Festival.

The eleventh hour, though not high noon yet... inside the opera building. Picture credit: Nuria Trüb, cutter women's tailoring, Bayreuth Festival.