The Daily Mail has a story that, if true, should twang the emotions of every sensitive Wagnerian (if there is such a thing).
It appears that the Tristan stone, marking the grave of Isolde’s lover, is to be removed from its site by developers near Fowey, in Cornwall, to make way for a housing estate. An alternative spot will be found, but it on’t be the same.
A friend of mine has a house in Fowey. I expect her to pull on long blonde pigtails and a breastplate and get out there to demonstrate. A legend and a legacy are at stake. I want to hear Wagner sung in the original Cornish.
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