Wolfgang Wagner, Director of Bayreuth, Is Dead at 90

By Margalit Fox [NY Times, 23 March 2010]
Wolfgang Wagner, an opera director and impresario who for more than half a century ran Bayreuth, the international music festival conceived by his grandfather, Richard Wagner — and known most recently for the dynastic power struggle that was more toweringly operatic than anything the senior Mr. Wagner could have written — died on Sunday in Bayreuth, in southern Germany. He was 90.