It is no accident that ‘Tristan und Isolde’ was Exhibit A for breaking Israel’s ban on Richard Wagner’s music. A.J. Goldmann writes it’s hard not to like the opera that opened this year’s Bayreuth Festival.
Russian opera singer Evgeny Nikitin has withdrawn from the Bayreuth Opera Festival because of Nazi tattoos on his chest and arm.
Dresden’s Semper Opera has a history of anti-Semitism and links to the Nazis. Putting the past behind, it is now leading a cultural renaissance in a new Germany.
Crossposted from Haaretz