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The photo provided by Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Duesseldorf, western Germany, shows Markus Eiche, left, as Wolfram and Thorsten Gruembel as Landgraf performing in front of the choir in a scene of the the opera 'Tannhaeuser' during the dress rehearsal on April 30, 2013. The modern production of Richard Wagner’s opera Tannhauser has caused a stir in Germany because of Nazi-themed scenes showing people dying in gas chambers and a family getting their heads shaved and executed. A spokeswoman for the Duesseldorf opera house said Tuesday that members of the audience “booed and were shocked” by Saturday’s, May 3, 2013 opening performance. (AP Photo/Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Hans Joerg Michel) Mandatory Credit
The photo provided by Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Duesseldorf, western Germany, shows Markus Eiche, left, as Wolfram and Thorsten Gruembel as Landgraf performing in front of the choir in a scene of the the opera 'Tannhaeuser' during the dress rehearsal on April 30, 2013. The modern production of Richard Wagner’s opera Tannhauser has caused a stir in Germany because of Nazi-themed scenes showing people dying in gas chambers and a family getting their heads shaved and executed. A spokeswoman for the Duesseldorf opera house said Tuesday that members of the audience “booed and were shocked” by Saturday’s, May 3, 2013 opening performance. (AP Photo/Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Hans Joerg Michel) Mandatory Credit
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(AP) A modern production of Richard Wagner's opera "Tannhauser" has caused a stir in Germany because of Nazi-themed scenes showing people dying in gas chambers and a family having their heads shaved and executed.


A spokeswoman for the Dusseldorf opera house said Tuesday that members of the audience "booed and were shocked" by Saturday's opening performance.


Monika Doll said the company of Deutsche Oper am Rhein is debating whether to tone down the provocative parts, added to the original by director Burkhard Kosminski.


The head of the city's Jewish community, Michael Szentei-Heise, criticized the show as "tasteless."


Adolf Hitler was a fan of Wagner, who died in 1883. Wagner was an ardent anti-Semite and his music is still widely considered taboo in Israel.


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