2. Due to illness, Thomas J. Mayer didn't have time to rehearse for the Ring, which made a role switch mandatory: John Lundgren will now sing both the role of Wotan in Die Walküre and Der Wanderer in Siegfried, while Mayer replaced him in the role of Holländer in Der fliegende Holländer.
3. Due to illness and Marek Janowski's personal wish, Jennifer Wilson will be replaced by Heidi Melton in the role of Sieglinde.
4. The live-delayed transmission of the Parsifal's premiere on July 25 could be viewed in chosen cinemas in German-speaking countries and BR-Klassik. The following days see the first ever transmission of Castor's Der Ring des Nibelungen production in Sky Arts. Hope they would have official video release for both production as well.
Enjoy your summer, hopefully I'll have some time to write more.