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12 Aug 2010

Braving All the Boos To Advance A Wagnerian Vision

By Anthony Tommasini [NY Times, 12 August 2010]

It is traditional for the director of a new opera production to appear during curtain calls on the night of the premiere. But no protocol compelled the director Katharina Wagner to take a solo bow at the Aug. 5 performance of Wagner’s “Meistersinger” here at the Bayreuth Festival.

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