Saturday, May 25, 2013

Wagner's 200th Birthday Celebrated in Zurich

Performances and exhibitions are being held in Zurich, Switzerland, this year to commemorate Richard Wagner's 200th birthday. From 1849 to 1858 the composer lived in the city, where he began to compose the operas that would become the famed "Ring" cycle.

The exhibition "Valkyries Over Zurich" at the Kunsthaus Zurich May 24 to August 18 will show photographs and set designs plus drawings of early Wagner stagings. There will also be performances of Wagner's works in June and July including "Tristan and Isolde" and a contemporary staging of "Das Rheingold."

For more information, contact Festpiele Zurich.

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