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BSO set for Wagner - Das Rheingold performance at Tanglewood / MassLive interview with Andris Nelsons

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Boston Symphony Orchestra Music Director Andris Nelsons will conduct the BSO in a performance of Wagner's opera "Das Rheingold" at Tanglewood in Lenox, Massachusetts on July 15. Wagner fever struck Boston Symphony Orchestra conductor Andris Nelsons at a young age growing up in Latvia. "I simply love Wagner's music," Nelsons said during a recent interview. "That actually started very early. He was the first composer I was exposed very much to because my parents introduced me to Wagner's music very early. I was only five years old when they took me to 'Tannhauser' to the opera in Riga. After that, I was listening to 'Parsifal' on LPs at the age of five or six. His music and The Ring - his music was very close to me emotionally." (Photo by Steven Senne - AP)

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