A classical music event in
The Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported this week that the event, scheduled for June 18, will feature orchestral musicians performing selections from Wagner's "Der Ring des Nibelungen" and other operas.
The event will be an academic symposium at
Wagner's music has been unofficially banned in what is now Israel since 1938. Wagner held anti-Semitic views and his music eventually became a favorite of
The June event in Tel Aviv won't be the first time that musicians have broken the Wagner taboo in Israel. In 2001, conductor