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Stephen Fry curating opera festival

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May 23, 2013 | 8:37am EDT

British actor Stephen Fry has signed up to curate a classical music festival at London's prestigious Royal Opera House. The Gosford Park star has been invited to take charge of the 2013 Deloitte Ignite festival, which will mark the bicentenaries of classical maestros Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner, Fry's favourite composer. Fry, who was in Germany this week (22May13) for a celebration of Wagner's 200th birthday, insists he feels "proud and pleased" to be introducing the genre to new audiences. The line-up, scheduled across four weeks from 6-29 September (13), will feature actor Simon Callow portraying Wagner in a one-man production.

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