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The Bayreuth Festival mourns the death of Laurent Verney!

The Bayreuth Festival was deeply saddened to learn of the death of violist Laurent Verney. Verney was first principal violist of the Paris Opera for more than 35 years and closely associated with Wagner’s music for many years as principal violist of the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra. Through the tragic accident we have lost not only a wonderful musician, but also a friend.

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