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 (bī-roit′, bī′roit)
A city of east-central Germany northeast of Nuremberg. Richard Wagner lived here from 1872 to 1883 and designed the opera house used chiefly for performances of his works.
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(German baiˈrɔyt)
(Placename) a city in E Germany, in NE Bavaria: home and burial place of Richard Wagner; annual festivals of his music. Pop: 74 818 (2003 est)
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(ˈbaɪ rɔɪt, baɪˈrɔɪt)

a city in NE Bavaria, in SE Germany: annual music festivals founded by Richard Wagner. 71,848.
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"Wagner in Bayreuth" (English Edition, 1909) gives us the best proof of Nietzsche's infatuation, and although signs are not wanting in this essay which show how clearly and even cruelly he was sub-consciously "taking stock" of his friend--even then, the work is a record of what great love and admiration can do in the way of endowing the object of one's affection with all the qualities and ideals that a fertile imagination can conceive.
They had met her in Vienna, Bayreuth, and Florence, and were grateful to find her again at Claridge's, for she commanded situations, and knew where prescriptions are most carefully made up.
Russian baritone Evgeny Nikitin has decided not to perform at the Bayreuth festival in Germany after it was discovered that he once had a swastika tattoo.
From a metaphysical point of view he had the biggest job in the business: The opera festival that opens every summer in the small Bavarian town of Bayreuth was originally financed in 1876 by oddball King Ludwig II and given the philosophical blessing of none other than Friedrich Nietzsche.
At Bayreuth, Germany--in Bavaria's Franconia region--where composer Richard Wagner lived, the Lohengrin Thermal Spa will complement a visit to the town's annual Wagner Music Festival.
Her diary covers July 22, 1886, to August 3, 1886, the day of Liszt's funeral in Bayreuth. Its contents include the daily comings and goings around the dying Liszt and her very personal comments on events and many of the people involved.
Caterpillars can bask in sunlight to soak up warmth, but most earlier studies suggested that once the sun goes down, tent caterpillars were out of luck, says Claudia Ruf of the University of Bayreuth in Germany.
Whether or not Bayreuth "has always been a paradigm of German national development" there is no doubt that it illuminates a number of critical issues in the last century of German history.
Giuseppe and Carlo Galli da Bibiena went on to design the first opera house at Bayreuth in 1748, the extraordinary Rococo Residenztheater, rivalled only by the even more extravagent Munich Residenztheater (I 752) by Jean Frangois de Cuvillits, which was bombed during the Second World War but subsequently rebuilt.