A Musical Tour

Trip Start Jun 28, 2008
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Flag of Germany  , Bavaria,
Monday, July 7, 2008

Gertie and Josie drove us through Bayreuth, where we visited the Wagner Opera House.

Nazi leaders often visited the Wagner festival and tried to turn Bayreuth into a Nazi model town. Hitler loved the music of Richard Wagner, and he became a close friend to Winifred Wagner after she took over the Bayreuth Festival. Hitler frequently attended Wagner performances in the Bayreuth Festspielhaus.

Tickets to see an opera here take 10 years on a waiting list!

Afterwards we visited the Bayreuth University, where Gertie's husband, Nicolaus, was conducting the orchestra. This orchestra was practicing for a Strauss' opera, which will be broadcast over the radio and TV. We watched the opera singers practice as well!
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