Michael Tanner

Michael Tanner remembers the greatest musical experience of his life

The first performance of Parsifal at the 1962 Bayreuth Festival remains unforgettable, as some of my patient and weary friends will agree, having heard me fail to forget it

Wieland Wagner's revolutionary 1951 Bayreuth production of Parsifal, taken from the book 'Wieland Wagner. Revolutionär und Visionär des Musiktheaters' by Till Haberfeld and Oswald Georg Bauer. Image: Nationalarchiv der Richard-Wagner-Stiftung Bayreuth, Zustiftung Wolfgang Wagner

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