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Opening opera at famed Wagner festival holds mirror up against composer’s anti-Semitism

Opening opera at famed Wagner festival holds mirror up against composerÔÇÖs anti-Semitism

An edgy new opera production by Australian Jewish director Barrie Kosky tackling Wagner's anti-Semitism head-on won rapturous applause at Germany's renowned Bayreuth opera festival and rave reviews Wednesday.

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