Wolfgang Wagner


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(b Bayreuth, 1919; d Bayreuth, 2010).

Ger. opera impresario and producer. Son of Siegfried Wagner. With his brother Wieland Wagner was co‐dir. of Bayreuth Fest. 1951–66, mainly concerned with administration but prod. Lohengrin 1953. Succeeded brother as art. dir., 1966; retired 2008. Though less controversial a producer than Wieland, caused controversy by choice of other producers, e.g. Patrice Chéreau for centenary Ring, 1976.

Subjects: Music.

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