Exhibit at German History Museum Reckons With Wagner’s Legacy

A new exhibition at the country’s national history museum examines the strong feelings stirred by its most famous 19th-century composer.

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5 Minutes That Will Make You Love Wagner

Rian Johnson, Patti Smith, Alex Ross and others offer favorite highlights of a composer best known for his sprawling length.

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Review: The Met Opera’s Next ‘Ring’ Will Be a Sea Change

Richard Jones’s bleak staging of Wagner’s “Die Walküre” in London offers a clean break from the extravagance of the Met’s most recent production.

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The Stakes Are Sky-High for a ‘Ring’ Coming to the Met Opera

For Richard Jones, the director of a staging that will open in London and later travel to New York, this is a third attempt at Wagner’s epic.

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A 6-Hour Opera in a Pandemic? The Met Goes for It.

As some try to lure audiences back with short programs, the Metropolitan Opera is staging its longest work: Wagner’s “Die Meistersinger.”

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After 24 Years, a Conductor Returns to the Met Opera

Antonio Pappano is back for Wagner’s “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” at a turning point in his career.

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Review: At Wagner’s Festival, a ‘Dutchman’ Never Sails

With neither ship nor sea, Dmitri Tcherniakov’s new Bayreuth Festival staging recasts the opera as a tale of violent revenge.

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From George Eliot to Neo-Nazi Skinheads: The Chaotic Cult of Richard Wagner

Alex Ross’s “Wagnerism” is “a book about a musician’s influence on non-musicians — resonances and reverberations of one art form into others.” Reviewed by John Adams.

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An Audience Comes Out of Lockdown for Schubert and Mahler

Observing social distancing, a German theater cautiously restarted live concerts.

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