Nazi-themed opera creates scandal in Germany

Associated Press
Nazi-themed opera creates scandal in Germany

The photo provided by Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Duesseldorf, western Germany, shows Markus Eiche, left, as Wolfram and Thorsten Gruembel as Landgraf performing in front of the choir in a scene of the the opera 'Tannhaeuser' during the dress rehearsal on April 30, 2013. The modern production of Richard Wagner’s opera Tannhauser has caused a stir in Germany because of Nazi-themed scenes showing people dying in gas chambers and a family getting their heads shaved and executed. A spokeswoman for the Duesseldorf opera house said Tuesday that members of the audience “booed and were shocked” by Saturday’s, May 3, 2013 opening performance. (AP Photo/Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Hans Joerg Michel) Mandatory Credit

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