"Mein Kampf" Vol.1, ch.1, p.25: The Upper Austrian capital had a relatively passable theatre at this time. Its repertory included just about anything. At the age of twelve I saw "William Tell" there for the first time, followed several months later by my first-ever opera - "Lohengrin". I was spellbound. My youthful enthusiasm for the maestro from Bayreuth knew no bounds. Again and again, I was drawn to his works, and today I consider it my good fortune that the modest nature of these first provincial productions left scope for me to experience even better ones later on.

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