My prelude to the wagner year: what I hadn't already worked out in my head! But if the current news situation demands it, everything else has to take a back seat. But that is not a bad thing. It's not every day that I can, may or have to react to a rough occasion – especially not an exclusive interview with katharina wagner.
In the new year's eve edition of the nurnberger zeitung, the wagner great-granddaughter with the highest profile in the world was the only one who was allowed to spread out on two printed pages, along with nine other celebrities. According to its own figures, the NZ has a circulation of not even 30,000 copies, so it can by no means compete with the journalistic weight of the much coarser daily newspaper from the same publishing house. However, the bayreuth expert was not exactly enthusiastic about the awarding of the eon culture prize to the festival directors only recently.
Perhaps, the unsuspecting reader may think, katharina wagner simply found herself appropriately well-placed with her NZ double-page spread alongside the one-sidedly presented other spokespeople such as harald gloockler, maja prinzessin von hohenzollern, daniela schad and theo waigel. But of course this is only half the truth. Because she could rely on at least one news agency to jump on it and make sure it was distributed nationwide.