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Important years in Richard Wagner's life

1813 born in Leipzig
1834 Die Feen completed
1843 Holländer premiere
1845 Tannhäuser premiere
1850 Lohengrin premiere
1852 text of Rheingold and Walküre
1854 Das Rheingold completed
1856 Die Walküre completed
1859 Tristan completed
1865 Tristan premiere in Munich
1868 Meistersinger premiere
1869 Das Rheingold premiere
1870 Die Walküre premiere
1871 Siegfried completed
1874 Götterdämmerung completed
1876 First Festival in Bayreuth
1882 Parsifal premiere
1883 Wagner dies in Venice

 

Bayreuth Festival (Richard Wagner-Festspiele)

Bayreuther Festspiele

The Bayreuth Festival is the most famous festival in the world. Here only Richard Wagner's music dramas are performed.

Stefan Herheim: Parsifal, Bayreuth 2012

Stefan Herheim: Parsifal, Bayreuth 2012

The Flying Dutchman

Jan Philipp Gloger's new Dutchman: Bayreuth 2012

Lohengrin

Hans Neuenfels: Lohengrin, Bayreuth 2012

 

The Richard Wagner Festival in Bayreuth was opened in 1876 with three performances of the complete Ring. It took six years before the next Festival could take place. In 1882 only Parsifal was played (16 performances).

In 1951 the Festival reopened after the war. Wieland and Wolfgang Wagner were joint leaders until Wieland's death in 1966. Since then Wolfgang Wagner has been artistic supervisor and leader of the Festival.

 

Recommended reading

Frederic Spotts: Bayreuth - a History of the Wagner Festival

Penelope Turing: New Bayreuth

Said about the Bayreuth Festival

Map: How to find the Festspielhaus (Festival House) in Bayreuth


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