We travel to Bayreuth which is where the German composer spent the last 10 years of his life. We visit his home, the restaurant he frequented and of course the theater he planned.
So far, it has been difficult to get a hold of documents of the renowned composer. But that will be much easier after the Wagner National Archive has been digitized.
A new exhibition looks at how the Nazis used opera as a powerful tool of propaganda, especially during the Nuremberg Rallies. Hitler was personally involved in the staging of some epic Wagner productions.
An anti-Semitic letter from Hitler's favorite composer is being auctioned in Israel."Wagner would roll over in his grave" if he knew that a bearded Jew in Jerusalem would profit from his letter, the auctioneer said.
Hitler loved the music of Richard Wagner and was a special guest in Bayreuth. While much has been said about Wagner in the Nazi era, the Bayreuth Festival has launched a new lecture series to dig deeper.
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