Thursday, 7 October 2010

Composer Wagner’s kin scraps Israel visit


Katharina Wagner cancels her trip to Israel due to criticism about her relation to Richard Wagner. There is no question that Richard Wagner still is controversial even today.

She was invited by Austrian Jewish conductor Roberto Paternostro to ask the Israel Chamber Orchestra to perform at next years Bayreuth Festival.
The invitation was meant as an act of reconciliation between the Wagner Family and Israel.
The visit was kept secret from the media for a year, but was leaked and has recieved mix reactions both in Israel and abroad. The orchestra will still perform in Bayreuth.

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