(one operagoer's notes)
Klaus Florian Vogt was a late substitute for Robert Dean Smith (cancelled due to artistic differences with K. Wagner) - and thus already booked for the Munich appearances. Otherwise, it´s my impression that Wolfgang Wagner is very strict about not allowing singers to be engaged elsewhere during the summer if they are to appear in Bayreuth. But as this was Vogt´s debut, I guess it´s understandable he couldn´t refuse the invitation. But he performed splendidly. I was there.
Absolutely no axe-grinding, please.