Post by Bert Coules
I think I'll say it's not to my taste and leave it at that.
Thanks for this, Bert. There's also the Act 1 finale:
And I would certainly agree with your comment. Not actually offensive -- no rats, although one or two nobles appear to be aspiring to swanhood -- but merely vapid and silly, quite a usual progression between Bayreuth stagings these days. Musically it doesn't seem all that bad, though.