In the Interview: Opera Director Katharina Wagner
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Long-lost film material reveals a remarkably "friendly" and "modest" side of Adolf Hitler at the Bayreuth Festival. The Nazi leader's connection to Richard Wagner has long been a thorn in the side of the festival.
Was Richard Wagner a Nazi and is Bayreuth the focal point of German culture? DW music expert Rick Fulker busts these and other myths surrounding the legendary Bayreuth Festival.
Every year, lovers of opera flock to the southern German town of Bayreuth for the Wagner Festspiele, a world-renowned opera festival dedicated to the works of Richard Wagner. This year's event, which went ahead following a number of recent attacks in the region, showcased the opera, Parsifal.
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