“Music is the language of passion”
Richard Wagner had a profound effect on European music during his lifetime – and still does today. Operas such as ‘The Ring of the Nibelung’, ‘Tannhäuser’ and ‘Lohengrin’ are widely known, even among those who are not fans of Wagner. Year after year, the Bayreuth Festival captivates music lovers from all over the world. Held at the festival hall designed by Wagner himself, it is an undisputed highlight in the international music calendar.
To mark 200 years since the great composer was born, Germany is celebrating Richard Wagner Year in 2013 with new operatic productions, exhibitions, concerts and guided tours.
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Whether subject to political persecution, fleeing from his creditors or embarking on a new love affair, Wagner was a restless spirit who never stayed long in one place.
The events’ calendar for Richard Wagner Year in 2013 is packed full of popular favourites and new additions including ‘The Ring of the Nibelung in one evening’, the ‘Wagner for all’ open-air night, ‘Wagner without words’ – and, of course, plenty of operas.
Richard Wagner was a composer, poet, dramatist, writer, theatre director and conductor, a bon vivant and family man.
Richard Wagner left behind a legacy of more than 100 musical compositions including choral works, lieder and piano music.