Konieczny, Tomasz

Review: A New ‘Ring’ at Bayreuth Does Wagner Without Magic

BAYREUTH, Germany — About 150 years ago, in a megalomaniac’s coup, Richard Wagner built a theater on a hilltop here in northern Bavaria. His immense, complex, innovative operas had never been presented as he imagined them. If he wanted them done right, he concluded, he would have to do them himself. But when the Bayreuth […]

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