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Wagner's Ring in 90 minutes

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The composer Wagner's four operas are being squashed into a mere 90 minutes at the theatre he built in Bayreuth for what his followers regard as an almost sacred body of work.

The BBC's Steve Evans went to find out how to "cram" Wagner.


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