Thielemann's advice is limited to the musical, this could all be fine
as his work in Wagner, Pfitzner, and Richard Strauss is superb. But
it's no secret that Thielamann's adoration and emulation of Richard
Wagner extends well beyond artistic matters. (Note to the sandbox: I
know Thielemann and know these sides of him through personal
conversation and experience.) We shall all have to see where all of
Opera Chic stands by her old idea, that, especially given the amount of money it costs the German government, it makes more sense to simply tear the place down and replace it with a Holocaust Museum.