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A phenomenal production of The Bassarids by Hans Werner Henze (1926-2012) premiered in 1966 at the Salzburg Festival. Henze said at the time, “I believe that the road from Wagner’s Tristan to Mahler and Schoenberg is far from finished, and with The Bassarids I have tried to go further along it. I am not prepared to relinquish what the centuries have passed on to us.” Libretto by W.H. Auden and Chester Kallmamn after The Bacchae (406 BC) by Euripides. Conducted by #KentNagano with the Wiener Philharmoniker. Directed by
#KrzystofWarlikowski. .
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