Wagner’s 200th in Zürich

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Performances and exhibitions are being held in Zürich, Switzerland, this year to commemorate Richard Wagner’s 200th birthday. From 1849 to 1858 the composer lived in the city, where he began composing the operas that became the famed “Ring” cycle.

The exhibition “Valkyries over Zürich,” at the Kunsthaus Zürich May 24-Aug. 18, will show photographs and set designs plus drawings of early Wagner stagings. There will also be performances of Wagner’s works in June and July, including “Tristan and Isolde” and a contemporary staging of “Das Rheingold” (CHF25-CHF123, or near $26.50-$131). Contact Festspiele Zürich (phone +41 0 44 269 90 90, [website in German]).

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Performances and exhibitions are being held in Zürich, Switzerland, this year to commemorate Richard Wagner’s 200th birthday. From 1849 to 1858 the composer lived in the city, where he began composing the operas that became the famed “Ring” cycle.

The exhibition “Valkyries over Zürich,” at the Kunsthaus Zürich May 24-Aug. 18, will show photographs and set designs plus drawings of early Wagner stagings. There will also be performances of Wagner’s works in June and July, including “Tristan and Isolde” and a contemporary staging of “Das Rheingold” (CHF25-CHF123, or near $26.50-$131). Contact Festspiele Zürich (phone +41 0 44 269 90 90, [website in German]).