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May 23, 2011

Glyndebourne lifts Wagner opera from Nazi taint

GLYNDEBOURNE, England (Reuters) – A new production of “Die Meistersinger” at the Glyndebourne festival sets aside the Nazi associations of Wagner’s controversial opera to focus on its timeless story of art and love.

The idea of mounting Richard Wagner’s five-hour drama at Glyndebourne — the original and for many the ultimate country-house summer opera festival, where the champagne picnic in the stately gardens is as much part of the evening as the music — struck some as incongruous.

May 6, 2011
Mar 11, 2011

WTO top court backs China in U.S. duties dispute

GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Trade Organization’s top court upheld on Friday some Chinese objections to a ruling that had backed the right of the United States to impose extra duties on Chinese goods that Washington said were unfairly priced and subsidized.

In particular, the appellate body supported China’s argument — rejected by the original dispute panel — that the imposition of such a double penalty broke WTO trade rules.

Mar 11, 2011

WTO top court backs China in U.S. duties row

GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Trade Organization’s top court upheld on Friday some Chinese objections to a ruling that had backed the right of the United States to impose extra duties on Chinese goods that Washington said unfairly priced and subsidized.

In particular the appellate body supported China’s argument — rejected by the original dispute panel — that the imposition of such a double penalty broke WTO trade rules.

Mar 11, 2011
Mar 10, 2011

Modern dance brings Gluck’s Orphee to life in Geneva

By Jonathan Lynn

GENEVA (Reuters Life!) – A new production in Geneva of Christoph Willibald Gluck’s 18th century opera Orphee, directed by Swedish choreographer Mats Ek, uses modern ballet to bring out its message of the redeeming power of music.

The production, based on a version first seen in Stockholm in 2004, draws on a modern staging to recreate the revolutionary impact of the opera, premiered in 1762.

    • About Jonathan

      "I write about world trade for Reuters and also lead our Geneva bureau covering international organisations based in Geneva. I spent many years in Eastern Europe, both before the Berlin Wall came down, and after 1989, when I covered the economic transition of the region. I also worked in Moscow from 1994 to 1998, where I set up Reuters domestic service for Russia and the CIS, and ran news operations in the Nordic and Baltic countries from 1998 to 2002 and Southeast Asia from 2002 to 2007."
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