[...] THE FIRST DOCUMENTED PUBLIC ISRAELI WAGNER CONCERTS WERE IN 2000, WHEN THE HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR MENDI RODAN CONDUCTED

THE SIEGFRIED IDYLL IN RISHON LEZION, AND IN AUGUST 2001 WHEN A CONCERT CONDUCTED BY DANIEL BARENBOIM IN TEL AVIV INCLUDED AS AN ENCORE AN EXTRACT FROM TRISTAN UND ISOLDE, WHICH DIVIDED THE AUDIENCE BETWEEN APPLAUSE AND PROTEST.

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