2016-06-30 17:51:48 UTC
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With utmost respect to the Bayreuth Festival's management and staff, director and his team, assistant conductors, cast, orchestra and chorus, Andris Nelsons has asked the festival's management for rescission of his contract for this summer's production of 'Parsifal'. Owing to a differing approach in various matters, the atmosphere at this year's Bayreuth Festival did not develop in a mutually comfortable way for all parties. With regret, the Bayreuth Festival agreed to Andris Nelsons' request.
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"Differing approach in various matters"? Gee, I wonder what sort of matters could be responsible for this über-late exit by Nelsons from this new production of _Parsifal_?