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August 14, 1988 | MARTIN BERNHEIMER
This gemutlich little city, like the exiled warrior-maiden Brunnhilde, sleeps peacefully during most of the year. Then, for five chaotic weeks, Bayreuth awakens to become a stodgily glamorous mecca for dauntless amateur Wagnerians, for the creme de la creme of conspicuously consuming European society, for a curious collection of visible politicos, for scandal aficionados, voice groupies and music critics.
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July 1, 1990 | MARTIN BERNHEIMER
The hottest item around the War Memorial Opera House seemed to be a little button that proudly proclaimed the wearer's trendy malady: "RING FEVER." It was that time again. It was time for Wagnerian grandeur and Wagnerian pathos. It was time for Wagnerian delusion and Wagnerian sprawl. It also was time for a lot of long-delayed, ultimately uplifting Wagnerian climaxes. In some cases--not all of them intentional--it was time for a little Wagnerian silliness.
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November 17, 1988 | GREGG WAGER
Normally, the legacy inherited by any descendant includes carrying on a family feud. But how often is it that the descendant--especially the offspring of the famed--dedicates himself to clearing the name of one of his family's most renowned attackers?
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November 17, 1988 | GREGG WAGER
Normally, the legacy inherited by any descendant includes carrying on a family feud. But how often is it that the descendant--especially the offspring of the famed--dedicates himself to clearing the name of one of his family's most renowned attackers?
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July 1, 1990 | MARTIN BERNHEIMER
The hottest item around the War Memorial Opera House seemed to be a little button that proudly proclaimed the wearer's trendy malady: "RING FEVER." It was that time again. It was time for Wagnerian grandeur and Wagnerian pathos. It was time for Wagnerian delusion and Wagnerian sprawl. It also was time for a lot of long-delayed, ultimately uplifting Wagnerian climaxes. In some cases--not all of them intentional--it was time for a little Wagnerian silliness.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 14, 1988 | MARTIN BERNHEIMER
This gemutlich little city, like the exiled warrior-maiden Brunnhilde, sleeps peacefully during most of the year. Then, for five chaotic weeks, Bayreuth awakens to become a stodgily glamorous mecca for dauntless amateur Wagnerians, for the creme de la creme of conspicuously consuming European society, for a curious collection of visible politicos, for scandal aficionados, voice groupies and music critics.
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