Wagner opera to open in….Thailand!

Now this is really surprising:

BANGKOK – Wolfgang Wagner, grandson of the late opera composer Richard Wagner, will lead a delegation to Thailand in November to attend the opening ceremony of the Thai branch of the International Wagner Society, the first such group in Southeast Asia, a new report said Friday.

They’ll actually be performing Das Rheingold in Bangkok in 2005, with the rest of the Ring to follow.

I was involved in an effort to start a Wagner Society in Beijing back in April, but unfortunately I had to depart before it really got going. Does Singapore have a Wagner Society? Hmmm.

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