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06 Aug 2010

A Wagnerian Treat for Children: ‘Tannhäuser’

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/07/arts/music/07wagner.html?_r=1&ref=music

By Anthony Tommasini [NY Times, 6 August 2010]

BAYREUTH, Germany — There is a general and well-founded perception of the Bayreuth Festival as an elitist stronghold for opera, as much a shrine to Wagner as a festival of his works. And there is no ticket harder to come by. Wagner lovers wait an average of 10 years to get a coveted ticket to the Festspielhaus, which seats only about 2,000.

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