The Bayreuth Festival is the highlight of the German opera calendar. This year, Andris Nelsons has caused a stir by failing to honor his commitment to conduct Richard Wagner’s Parsifal.
The first commissioned work of new music in Bayreuth Festival history and the first world premiere there since 1882: the multimedia fairy tale "der verschwundene hochzeiter" (The Bridegroom Disappeared) by Klaus Lang.
Next year, superstar Anna Netrebko will sing in Bayreuth. But as the current season begins, visitors are looking forward to a new production of Wagner's "Lohengrin" — including a stage set designed by Neo Rauch.
The world's most prestigious opera festival starts on July 25, with the present-day Wagner family notably quiet but fresh insights into Richard Wagner's problematic stance towards Jews expected both on and offstage.
Fringes of a taboo-breaking society, fast cars and pioneering alpine works: The exhibition "Modernist cinema" at Bonn's Bundeskunsthalle museum shines a light on one of the most fertile periods of German film.
She launched to fame with "Dragon Rider" in 1997 and has since become one of Germany's most successful authors. In an interview with DW, star kids' author Cornelia Funke spoke about why words can be challenging.
Signature sunglasses and platinum blond hair — Heino looks back at decades of folk and German pop music, and more recently, a foray into heavy metal. At age 80, he is a veritable music legend in the country.
Sometimes you have to look at an artwork twice to really understand how surreal it actually is. These artists have specialized in the art of illusions.
Characters who aren't white, male and straight have always existed in video games. They were just forgotten. High time to remember the beginnings of queer video games!
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