Bayreuth

An Opera Singer’s Final Scene

 

Some cross words were exchanged at a prominent cultural festival in Germany last week.

Not angry words – words about a politically symbolic cross, the swastika.

A Concert Of Note In Bayreuth

07/26/2011
Staff Writer

‘The hot ticket” one morning this week in Bayreuth, the city in southern Germany that hosts an annual Richard Wagner opera festival, was not a performance of the composer’s “Die Meistersinger” in the main theater, but a smaller orchestra in a smaller hall as part of a fringe festival, England’s Guardian newspaper reported.

The Israel Chamber Orchestra was performing Wagner’s “Siegfried Idyll.”

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