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Lohengrin opens La Scala's new season

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Lohengrin opens La Scala's new season Musica

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La Scala in Milan opened its new season with a production of Wagner's Lohengrin, an opera the composer himself said was his saddest work.

It is the renowned German tenor Jonas Kaufmann who takes on the title role – the knight of the swan and a custodian of the Holy Grail. "I absorbed Wagner almost with my mother's milk," he said. "As a child it was constantly on in the background. When you get that music drop by drop, it is deeply rooted in you. And later on, when I looked more into the music, there were so many things coming back to me that I thought had been buried."

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  • Directed by: Musica by Euronews
  • Venue: Teatro alla Scala (Milan, Italy)
  • Production date: 2012
  • Duration: 3 min
  • Production: © Euronews
  • Available version(s): FR, EN

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