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Wagner’s Star-Crossed Lovers, Tristan and Isolde

by Megan Meister

By Olin Chism Sometimes episodes from Wagner’s personal life served as the creative spark for later operatic masterpieces. An early example would be a stormy voyage on the Baltic and North Seas that the composer and his first wife, Minna, took in 1839. Wagner wrote in his autobiography that this was the inspiration for The […]