All posts tagged Richard Wagner

Reigniting the Wagner debate

The play You Will Not Play Wagner is set around the controversy of playing the music of German composer Richard Wagner in Israel, due to his Nazi sympathies. You Will Not Play Wagner challenges the audience, writes theatre reviewer Brad Syke.

Can one play Wagner with a clear conscience?

Can a composer who died in 1883 – six years before Hitler was born – be damningly identified with his country’s genocide of the Jewish people? writes Vic Alhadeff.

Leitmotif in Leipzig

FOR opera buffs and concert enthusiasts around the world, Richard Wagner is the centre of attention with events marking the 200th anniversary of his birthday. But for the international Jewish