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Heinz Tietjen at Bayreuth in 1934

In 1934 Heinz Tietjen (1881-1967) conducted and staged Rheingold, conducted and staged Walküre, conducted and staged Siegfried, conducted and staged Götterdämmerung, conducted and staged Meistersinger - and finally staged Parsifal. Beat that. Heinz Tietjen at the Bayreuth Festival

2011 Birgit Nilsson Prize awarded to Riccardo Muti

Maestro Riccardo Muti was awarded the 2011 Birgit Nilsson Prize by H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden at a festive ceremony of celebration and musical inspiration held at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm on Thursday evening, October 13. This Prize of one million dollars, established by Birgit Nilsson herself, is the most generous prize in the world of classical music. Acceptance speech by Riccardo Muti Press conference before Award Ceremony with Maestro Riccardo Muti (Royal Swedish Opera, 13 October 2011) More highlights of the Award Ceremony