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Wagner in the Alps

GIUSEPPE PENNISI reports from
the 2011 Tiroler Festspiele

 

Too costly or too difficult (there is a seven year waiting list) to ascend to the 'holy hill' of Bayreuth, the Wagnerian Temple par excellence? There is an alternative: the part of Austria bordering with Bavaria. Well, there is Erl, a little rural village of 1450 year-round residents. Since 1613, Erl's villagers have organized, every seven years, a major Passion Play where all the population is engaged and some additional participants come from nearby hamlets...

Copyright © 20 July 2011 Giuseppe Pennisi,
Rome, Italy

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RICHARD WAGNER

AUSTRIA

DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NUERNBERG

TANNHAEUSER

HERMINE HASELBOECK

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