In the Interview: Opera Director Katharina Wagner
9.2012 DW Wagner 200 Katharina Wagner
The composer, conductor, professional and maestro of self-promotion was born 150 years ago. But one shadow hangs over Richard Strauss: his ambivalent attitude to the Nazi regime.
In Milan, Vienna and Paris, Christoph Willibald Gluck became a celebrated star of the opera world. The premiere of his "Orfeo ed Euridice" in 1762 ushered in widespread changes in operatic composition and performance.
270 events ranging from operas and concerts to plays are planned in Mozart's city of birth. As of July 18, the classical music fest is underway, featuring special programming related to Richard Strauss' 150th birthday.
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