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Articles tagged with "Bayreuth"

Wagner unpacked: A guide to one of opera's greatest composers

19 November 2014

Though always a controversial figure, this German composer revolutionized music.

Fire on all sides! Descend on a cloud! Singing fish-children!: Opera’s most challenging stage directions

12 February 2014

Opera has long pushed the boundaries of what's possible on stage.

Parsifal: A masterpiece 38 years in the making

6 December 2013

Why did Wagner's final opera take nearly four decades to complete?

Ringing the Changes in Parsifal: The Bells of the Grail Hall

20 November 2013

A look at the tricky development of one of Wagner’s most distinctive sounds.