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23 Aug 2010

The battle for Bayreuth

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/aug/23/katharina-wagner-bayreuth

By Kate Connolly [The Guardian, 23 August 2010]

Wotan, father of the gods, has just kissed his daughter, Brünnhilde, to sleep and left her to burn alive. Katharina Wagner raises her eyebrows as she smacks her lips around an ice-cream, and looks on in satisfaction at the sea of 20,000 people who have gathered on Bayreuth's carnival ground to watch a live transmission of The Valkyrie on a huge screen. "I think we've pulled it off," she says.

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