Our Revenge on Wagner
Jewish opera buffs make buffa of Wagner’s opera
In the New York Review of Books, Shakespeare scholar Stephen Greenblatt refers, in the course of a (subscription-only) essay on Richard Wagner’s Ring cycle, to “Wagner’s vicious anti-Semitism and about the playful attempt by my Wagner-loving Jewish friends to counter its poisonous effects by standing out on the balcony during the intermission and dining on whitefish salad and bagels.”
That’ll show him!
The Lonely Gods [NYRB]