Nazi-themed opera creates stir in Germany

May 7, 2013 4:35 PM

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Nazi-themed opera creates stir in Germany

A modern production of Richard Wagner's opera "Tannhauser" is causing a stir in Germany because of Nazi-themed scenes showing people dying in gas chambers and members of a family having their heads shaved before being executed.

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

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