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Bayreuth pays homage to Wagner on 200th birthday

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Arab Today, arab today Bayreuth pays homage to Wagner on 200th birthday

Christian Thielemann directed the concert
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Christian Thielemann directed the concert Bayreuth – Arabstoday Bayreuth paid tribute to composer Richard Wagner on what would have been his 200th birthday on Wednesday with a rare concert in the town\'s legendary Festpielhaus theatre. While a small crowd of onlookers braved blustery showers and chilly winds outside the theatre that sits atop Bayreuth\'s fabled Green Hill, Wagnerians from all over the world rubbed shoulders inside with Bavaria\'s political and social elite for one of the main highlights in the Wagner bicentenary.
\"We are here to celebrate one of the world\'s great geniuses, one who was a legend and a myth even during his lifetime,\" said Bavaria\'s regional state premier Horst Seehofer in a short speech.
\"Everywhere around the world from Brussels to Berlin and from Boston to Abu Dhabi, people are in Wagner fever this year.\"
Built to the composer\'s own designs, the Festspielhaus is normally open only for a few weeks each year during the world-famous summer festival dedicated exclusively to Wagner\'s works.
On the anniversary programme were a number of excerpts from his best-known operas.
The Bayreuth Festival\'s unofficial chief conductor, German maestro Christian Thielemann, directed the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra in a performance of Act one of The Valkyrie, the Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde, Siegfried\'s Rhine Journey and Funeral March from Twilight of the Gods and the overture to The Mastersingers of Nuremberg.
The star line-up of soloists, tumultuously applauded, were South African tenor Johan Botha, Dutch soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek and South Korean bass Kwangchul Youn.
The waiting list for tickets for the annual summer festival now exceeds ten years.
\"It\'s always been our dream to come to Bayreuth. I\'ve loved Wagner\'s music since I was at school. But we\'ve never got tickets before,\" beamed Horst and his wife Elsa, both pensioners from Saarbruecken.
\"This is amazing. I\'ve been to Bayreuth once before, but never to a concert. I bought this ticket as soon as it went on sale on the Internet,\" said Patrick, from Edinburgh, who was wearing a kilt.
The Festspielhaus with its incomparable acoustics is only rarely used as a concert venue.
The last time one was played there was in 2010 in honour of Wolfgang Wagner, the composer\'s grandson, who ran the festival for nearly 60 years until his death that year.
Before that, a concert of Beethoven\'s Ninth Symphony was played in 2001 to mark the 125th anniversary of the festival itself.
Wagner was born in Leipzig on May 22, 1813 and died in Venice on February 13, 1883.
The favourite composer of Adolf Hitler, Wagner is still a controversial figure because of his anti-Semitic views.
His great-grandson Gottfried Wagner in a recent interview with AFP denounced him as a narcissist, a woman-hater and an anti-Semite.
The bicentenary celebrations have been planned long in advance. The festival management and municipal authorities of Bayreuth have nevertheless come under fire because the Richard Wagner Museum, housed in the composer\'s former home Wahnfried, is closed for renovation.
Scaffolding also surrounds the crumbling facade of the Festspielhaus itself.

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