Rienzi

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Tiroler Landestheater 2018 Review – Rienzi: While Uneven Musically, Johannes Reitmeier Presents Timely & Relevant Interpretation of Neglected Wagner Work
Strange as it may now seem, but during Wagner’s own lifetime, and well into the early 20th century, “Rienzi” was one of his most oft performed works, knocking up over 200 performances by 1908 in Dresden alone, the city in which it was premiered. Nowadays, no doubt, owing in part to Wagner’s own reservations about the work, it has become a rarity. Thanks, however, to a new production by the…