David Pountney gives his insight into fascism and Wagner

10 May 2013

In his latest blog, David Pountney has written about the perils of conflating Wagner with fascism in staging his work in response to the production of Tannhäuser in Dusseldorf, which was cancelled due to protests against its use of Nazi and holocaust themes. David explores the ideas of nationalism and fascism, and the artistic and historical responsibilities of opera companies, with particular reference to staging Lohnegrin this summer.

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