Richard Wagner

Jonas Kaufmann and Camilla Nylund
Gregor Hohenberg and Anna S Photography

Saturday, April 7, 2018 (encore Monday, April 16)
8:00 PM

Andris Nelsons conducts an All-Wagner program, including Act 2 of "Tristan und Isolde," in concert at Symphony Hall.

Tanglewood lawn and Shed
John Ferrillo / BSO

Hear Wagner's masterpiece with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and a full cast of soloists on demand from the Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood.

Gustav Mahler, in his younger days, was a vegetarian. There's a story, recounted by one of his biographers, about how the composer was teased by fellow musicians in a restaurant when he refused meat, instead asking for spinach and apples.

Mahler might have caught on to this way of eating from reading an essay by none other than classical music's most nortorious veggie-head, Richard Wagner.