• Chronology: Year 1889
  • Location: Budapest Opera House
  • Program: Das Rheingold
  • Conductor: Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
  • Orchestra: Budapest Opera House Orchestra
  • Stage design: 
  • Notes: Shortly after the music begins a fire starts in the prompter’s box. Mahler is forced to stop the music as firemen douse the flames. 30 minutes later the performance resumes. At the end the audience is ecstatic, both with Mahler and with the production.

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