In the Interview: Opera Director Katharina Wagner
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Nike Wagner, the great granddaughter of Richard Wagner, became the new director of the Beethoven Festival in Bonn this year. Before that, the 68-year-old spent 10 years heading up the Weimar Art Festival.
Eva Wagner-Pasquier, co-head of the Bayreuth Festival and great-granddaughter of Richard Wagner, has announced she will not seek an extension of her festival contract, which is set to end in 2015.
Though at times distancing herself from her famous family's heritage, Richard Wagner's great-granddaughter Iris Wagner became a critic of decisions in Bayreuth in recent years. She died on Thursday in Berlin.
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