Reassessing the first rebel of Bayreuthmain
In today’s Wall Street Journal, I review the new English translation of Eva Riger’s biography of Friedelind Wagner.
Friedelind, sister of Wieland and Wolfgang, was the first member of the unholy family to denounce its racism and leave Bayreuth … only to come crawling back, begging forgiveness. Wolfgang never forgave. Hers was a profoundly compromised and troubled life. Read the review here.