Notes on German Culture

Does it seem odd to you that Richard Wagner premiered his 1861 reworked Tannhäuser Opera in Paris?

It seems out of character for a German patriot like Wagner to stage such a Germanic Opera in France....even more out of character is that he reworked the opera and added a ballet to suit his Parisian audience.  Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg  Upon researching this event, I learned that Wagner was in Paris… Continue reading Does it seem odd to you that Richard Wagner premiered his 1861 reworked Tannhäuser Opera in Paris?