A Frenchman living in Canada comes every year to the GrÃ¼ner HÃ¼gel.
Jean and his wifeÂ DaniÃ¨leÂ say that the highlight of their year is their summer in Bayreuth.
Many of their friends don’t understand this passion, Jean tells me. And sometimes it is challenged by the stage director’s provocative style.
Bayreuth has had many of provocative productions in the last years. That somehow challenges the audience as well as the composer’s work.
Following his interpretation of the current „Flying Dutchman“ – is there something Jean would call „my Wagner“? – This question does not seem to fit his understanding of music at all.