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Tannhäuser, by Richard Wagner

Bayreuth Festival / Bayreuth / Music

The new show this summer at the house that Wagner built is the wrenching redemption drama Tannhäuser. The opening-night ritual is pretty much etched in stone: boos for the production team, hosannahs for the cast. Valery Gergiev, a multitasking maestro with charisma to burn, will go on to pace a new production of Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra at the Salzburg Festival (August 1529). Is such double exposure for a conductor in a single summer unprecedented? Maybe not, but it sure is rare. —M.G.

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Bayreuth Festival Festspielhügel 1-2, 95445 Bayreuth, Germany
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