13 stage works in 3 weeks on festive days

At the Richard Wagner Festival in Leipzig, 13 stage works by the opera composer Richard Wagner will be performed. This for three weeks.

the essentials in brief

  • From June 20th to July 14th, 13 stage works by Richard Wagner will be performed.
  • The exhibition «Wedding March and War of the Roses» is also dedicated to him.
  • In addition, the “Wagner Trails” provide information about stations in his life.

Wagner fans can look forward to a special event in Leipzig. During the Richard Wagner Festival from 20 June to 14 July, the opera composer’s 13 stage works will be performed in the order in which they were created.

Only the four “Ring” parts are excluded from the chronology and follow one another.

Leipzig is the birthplace of Richard Wagner (1813-1883). There is also a fixed program of lectures, readings, exhibitions, excursions, guided tours and a scientific conference. This was announced by the Richard Wagner Association in Leipzig on Tuesday.

“Wagner paths” provide information about the life of Richard Wagner

In the Leipzig Museum of City History, “Wedding March and War of the Roses” is dedicated to the relationship between Richard Wagner and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847). The two leading figures in Leipzig’s music history are also the focus of attention for the international participants at the three-day academic conference in Leipzig University’s Museum of Musical Instruments. In addition, interested parties can get to the bottom of Richard Wagner’s sources in three lectures in the Alte Nikolaischule.

In addition, “Wagner Trails” provide information at 26 selected stations about Richard Wagner’s childhood and youth. In addition, his family, teachers and first compositions are discussed.