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Richard  Wagner

Born: May 22nd, 1813
Died: February 13th, 1883
Country of origin: Germany
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Conductor: Marc Piollet
2019-03-22 | Wien (Austria), Volksoper — 19:30
Conductor: Markus Huber
Orchestra: Badische Philharmonie Pforzheim
2019-03-23 | Pforzheim (Germany), Theater, Großes Haus — 19:30
The childhood of Richard Wagner (born on 22 May 1813) was divided between Dresden and Leipzig, where he had his first composition lessons in 1831/32 from Christian Theodor Weinlig, cantor at the Thomasschule. In 1833 he became chorus master at the Würzburg theatre. Later he held brief appointments as music director at theatres in Bad Lauchstädt, Magdeburg, and Königsberg, where he married the actress Minna Planer in 1836.
 A conducting engagement took him to Riga in 1837, but in 1839 Wagner and Minna left Riga and his creditors under cover of night, heading for Paris over the stormy Baltic Sea. There he remained for three hard years, completing Rienzi (1840). His years in Paris turned into a bitterly disappointing experience. He eked out something less than a living by doing musical hack-work and writing articles. His first success with Rienzi in Dresden in 1842 led to his appointment as musical director (Hofkapellmeister) at Dresden in 1843, and shortly afterwards Der fliegende Holländer as well as his innovative Tannhäuser were performed for the first time. Some of his outstanding achievements were a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and his revised version of Gluck’s Iphigenie in Aulis.
In May 1849, having taken part in the revolt in Saxony, Wagner had to flee abroad, and after failing to establish himself as opera composer in Paris he settled with his wife in Zurich in 1857. They lived in a house on the Wesendonck estate under the patronage of the financier Otto von Wesendonck. While in Zurich he published various theoretical writings and composed Das Rheingold, Die Walküre and two acts of the opera Siegfried. While working on the Ring cycle, Wagner had fallen in love with Mathilde Wesendonck, the wife of his wealthy patron. The Ring Cycle work was interrupted in 1857 and not continued until 12 years later. He shifted his interest to a new subject, the love tragedy Tristan und Isolde. In an untenable situation in 1858 he moved first to Venice, then to Lucerne, Paris and Vienna.
Although he was composing what would become some of the most famous pieces in music history, Wagner struggled financially until 1864, when Ludwig II of Bavaria called him to Munich and began supporting him. So, in 1865 Tristan und Isolde and in 1868 Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg were premiered in Munich. Already by 1866 Wagner had fallen into disfavour amongst members of the court, who were suspicious of his influence on the king. He left Munich and went to Tribschen (near Lucerne), where he married Cosima von Bülow in 1870, the daughter of his friend Franz Liszt, who always supported him humanly and artistically. Around that time Die Meistersinger was finished, and he worked steadily at the unfinished portion of Der Ring des Nibelungen and further evolved the intellectual framework for his towering mature masterpieces.
In 1872 Wagner, his wife and the three children Isolde, Eva and Siegfried settled in Bayreuth. Wagner was anxious to have a special Festival Theatre for the complete cycle and spent much energy trying to raise money for it. Finally, King Ludwig II provided the necessary support. In 1872 the cornerstone was laid on Bayreuth’s Green Hill and the opera house was built to his personal specifications and suited to the massive fusion of music, staging, text, and scene design that his later operas entailed. The first festival – an artistic triumph but a financial disaster – was held there in 1876, when the complete Ring was given conducted by Hans Richter. In 1882 the second Bayreuth Festival took place with sixteen performances of Parsifal under Hermann Levi, which were financially successful. After that, Wagner and his family who had already spent the winter in Italy for some years, went to Venice where he died on 13 February 1883 of the heart trouble that had been with him for some years.
Conductor: Marc Piollet
2019-03-22 | Wien (Austria), Volksoper — 19:30
Conductor: Markus Huber
Orchestra: Badische Philharmonie Pforzheim
2019-03-23 | Pforzheim (Germany), Theater, Großes Haus — 19:30
Conductor: Marc Piollet
2019-03-25 | Wien (Austria), Volksoper — 19:30
Conductor: Timo Handschuh
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Orchester der Stadt Ulm
2019-03-26 | Ulm (Germany), Theater — 20:00
Conductor: Marc Piollet
2019-03-29 | Wien (Austria), Volksoper — 19:30
Conductor: Timo Handschuh
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Orchester der Stadt Ulm
2019-03-29 | Ulm (Germany), Theater — 20:00
Conductor: Marc Piollet
2019-04-02 | Wien (Austria), Volksoper — 19:30
Conductor: Timo Handschuh
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Orchester der Stadt Ulm
2019-04-03 | Ulm (Germany), Theater — 20:00
Conductor: Jiří Rožeň
Orchestra: Karlovarský symfonický orchestr
2019-04-04 | Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic), Grandhotel Ambassador — 19:30
Conductor: Tomasz Tokarczyk
Orchestra: Krkow Opera Orchestra
2019-04-05 | Kraków (Poland), Opera
Conductor: Josep Pons
Orchestra: Orquesta Nacional de España
2019-04-05 | Madrid (Spain), Auditorio Nacional de Música — 19:30
Conductor: Antoni Wit
Orchestra: Orkiestra Symfoniczna Filharmonii Lódzkiej
2019-04-05 | Lódz (Poland), Filhamonii, Sala Koncertowa — 19:00
Conductor: Josep Pons
Orchestra: Orquesta Nacional de España
2019-04-05 | Madrid (Spain), Auditorio Nacional de Música — 19:30
Conductor: Josep Pons
Orchestra: Orquesta Nacional de España
2019-04-05 | Madrid (Spain), Auditorio Nacional de Música — 19:30
Conductor: Josep Pons
Orchestra: Orquesta Nacional de España
2019-04-05 | Madrid (Spain), Auditorio Nacional de Música — 19:30
Conductor: Timo Handschuh
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Orchester der Stadt Ulm
2019-04-05 | Ulm (Germany), Theater — 20:00
Conductor: Josep Pons
Orchestra: Orquesta Nacional de España
2019-04-06 | Madrid (Spain), Auditorio Nacional de Música — 19:30
Conductor: Marc Albrecht
2019-04-06 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Het Muziektheater — 18:30 | First Night
Conductor: Marc Albrecht
2019-04-06 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Het Muziektheater — 18:30 | First Night
Conductor: Josep Pons
Orchestra: Orquesta Nacional de España
2019-04-06 | Madrid (Spain), Auditorio Nacional de Música — 19:30
Conductor: Josep Pons
Orchestra: Orquesta Nacional de España
2019-04-06 | Madrid (Spain), Auditorio Nacional de Música — 19:30
Conductor: Josep Pons
Orchestra: Orquesta Nacional de España
2019-04-06 | Madrid (Spain), Auditorio Nacional de Música — 19:30
Conductor: Tomasz Tokarczyk
Orchestra: Krkow Opera Orchestra
2019-04-07 | Kraków (Poland), Opera
Conductor: Josep Pons
Orchestra: Orquesta Nacional de España
2019-04-07 | Madrid (Spain), Auditorio Nacional de Música — 19:00
Conductor: Alexander Liebreich
Orchestra: Tongyeong Festival Orchestra
2019-04-07 | Tongyeong (South Korea), Concert Hall — 15:00
Conductor: Josep Pons
Orchestra: Orquesta Nacional de España
2019-04-07 | Madrid (Spain), Auditorio Nacional de Música — 19:00
Conductor: Josep Pons
Orchestra: Orquesta Nacional de España
2019-04-07 | Madrid (Spain), Auditorio Nacional de Música — 19:00
Conductor: Josep Pons
Orchestra: Orquesta Nacional de España
2019-04-07 | Madrid (Spain), Auditorio Nacional de Música — 19:00
Conductor: Timo Handschuh
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Orchester der Stadt Ulm
2019-04-07 | Ulm (Germany), Theater — 19:00
Conductor: Marc Albrecht
2019-04-10 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Het Muziektheater — 18:30
Conductor: Marc Albrecht
2019-04-10 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Het Muziektheater — 18:30
Conductor: Norichika Iimori
Orchestra: Japan Century Symphony Orchestra
2019-04-11 | Osaka (Japan), Symphony Hall
Conductor: Steven Sloane
Orchestra: Bochumer Symphoniker
2019-04-12 | Bochum (Germany), Anneliese Brost Musikforum Ruhr, Großer Saal) — 20:00
Conductor: Przemyslaw Neumann
Orchestra: Orkiestra Symfoniczna Filharmonii Opolskiej
2019-04-12 | Opole (Poland), Filharmonia — 19:00
Conductor: Steven Sloane
Orchestra: Bochumer Symphoniker
2019-04-13 | Bochum (Germany), Anneliese Brost Musikforum Ruhr, Großer Saal) — 20:00
Conductor: Przemyslaw Neumann
Orchestra: Orkiestra Symfoniczna Filharmonii Opolskiej
2019-04-13 | Opole (Poland), Filharmonia — 18:00
Conductor: Timo Handschuh
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Orchester der Stadt Ulm
2019-04-14 | Ulm (Germany), Theater — 14:00
Conductor: Marc Albrecht
2019-04-14 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Het Muziektheater — 13:30
Conductor: Marc Albrecht
2019-04-14 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Het Muziektheater — 13:30
Conductor: Steven Sloane
Orchestra: Bochumer Symphoniker
2019-04-14 | Bochum (Germany), Anneliese Brost Musikforum Ruhr, Großer Saal) — 18:00
Conductor: Timo Handschuh
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Orchester der Stadt Ulm
2019-04-17 | Ulm (Germany), Theater — 20:00
Conductor: James Conlon
Orchestra: Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI
2019-04-18 | Torino (Italy), Auditorium RAI Arturo Toscanini — 20:30
Conductor: Marc Albrecht
2019-04-18 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Het Muziektheater — 18:30
Conductor: Marc Albrecht
2019-04-18 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Het Muziektheater — 18:30
Conductor: James Conlon
Orchestra: Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI
2019-04-18 | Torino (Italy), Auditorium RAI Arturo Toscanini — 20:30
Conductor: James Conlon
Orchestra: Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI
2019-04-18 | Torino (Italy), Auditorium RAI Arturo Toscanini — 20:30
Conductor: James Conlon
Orchestra: Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI
2019-04-18 | Torino (Italy), Auditorium RAI Arturo Toscanini — 20:30
Conductor: James Conlon
Orchestra: Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI
2019-04-19 | Torino (Italy), Auditorium RAI Arturo Toscanini — 20:00
Conductor: Jurek Dybał
Orchestra: Beethoven Orchester Bonn
2019-04-19 | Bonn (Germany), Opernhaus — 19:00
Conductor: James Conlon
Orchestra: Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI
2019-04-19 | Torino (Italy), Auditorium RAI Arturo Toscanini — 20:00
Conductor: James Conlon
Orchestra: Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI
2019-04-19 | Torino (Italy), Auditorium RAI Arturo Toscanini — 20:00
Conductor: James Conlon
Orchestra: Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI
2019-04-19 | Torino (Italy), Auditorium RAI Arturo Toscanini — 20:00
Conductor: Hannes Ferrand
Orchestra: Brandenburger Symphoniker
2019-04-20 | Brandenburg (Germany), Theater — 19:30
Conductor: Timo Handschuh
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Orchester der Stadt Ulm
2019-04-20 | Ulm (Germany), Theater — 19:00
Conductor: Domonkos Héja
Orchestra: Augsburger Philharmoniker
2019-04-20 | Augsburg (Germany), Kongress am Park — 17:00
Conductor: Marc Albrecht
2019-04-21 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Het Muziektheater — 13:30
Conductor: Marc Albrecht
2019-04-21 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Het Muziektheater — 13:30
Conductor: Marc Albrecht
2019-04-24 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Het Muziektheater — 18:30
Conductor: Marc Albrecht
2019-04-24 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Het Muziektheater — 18:30
Conductor: Ivan Fischer
Orchestra: Konzerthausorchester Berlin
2019-04-26 | Berlin (Germany), Konzerthaus — 19:00
Conductor: Basil H. E. Coleman
2019-04-27 | Landshut (Germany), Theaterzelt — 19:30 | First Night
Conductor: Marc Albrecht
2019-04-28 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Het Muziektheater — 13:30
Conductor: Marc Albrecht
2019-04-28 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Het Muziektheater — 13:30
Conductor: Ivan Fischer
Orchestra: Konzerthausorchester Berlin
2019-04-28 | Berlin (Germany), Konzerthaus — 16:00
Conductor: Markus Huber
Orchestra: Badische Philharmonie Pforzheim
2019-04-30 | Pforzheim (Germany), Theater, Großes Haus — 20:00
Conductor: Basil H. E. Coleman
2019-04-30 | Straubing (Germany), Theater am Hagen — 19:30
Conductor: Marc Albrecht
2019-05-01 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Het Muziektheater — 18:30
Conductor: Marc Albrecht
2019-05-01 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Het Muziektheater — 18:30
Conductor: Robert Olson
Orchestra: Conservatory Orchestra
2019-05-02 | Kansas City, MO (United States of America), Helzberg Hall
Conductor: Uwe Sandner
2019-05-04 | Kaiserslautern (Germany), Pfalztheater — 18:00 | First Night
Conductor: Basil H. E. Coleman
2019-05-05 | Landshut (Germany), Theaterzelt — 16:00
Conductor: Timo Handschuh
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Orchester der Stadt Ulm
2019-05-11 | Ulm (Germany), Theater — 19:00
Conductor: Juraj Valčuha
2019-05-11 | Napoli (Italy), Teatro San Carlo — 19:00 | First Night
Conductor: Giuliano Betta
2019-05-11 | Gelsenkirchen (Germany), Musiktheater im Revier — 19:30 | First Night
Conductor: Uwe Sandner
2019-05-11 | Kaiserslautern (Germany), Pfalztheater — 18:00
Conductor: Juraj Valčuha
2019-05-12 | Napoli (Italy), Teatro San Carlo — 17:00
Conductor: Juraj Valčuha
2019-05-16 | Napoli (Italy), Teatro San Carlo — 18:00
Conductor: Basil H. E. Coleman
2019-05-16 | Passau (Germany), Dreiländerhalle — 19:30
Conductor: Juraj Valčuha
2019-05-17 | Napoli (Italy), Teatro San Carlo — 19:00
Conductor: Paul Daniel
Orchestra: Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine
2019-05-17 | Bordeaux (France), Auditorium — 19:00
Conductor: Juraj Valčuha
2019-05-18 | Napoli (Italy), Teatro San Carlo — 19:00
Conductor: Giuliano Betta
2019-05-18 | Gelsenkirchen (Germany), Musiktheater im Revier — 19:30
Conductor: Basil H. E. Coleman
2019-05-18 | Passau (Germany), Dreiländerhalle — 19:30
Conductor: Uwe Sandner
2019-05-19 | Kaiserslautern (Germany), Pfalztheater — 18:00
Conductor: Paul Daniel
Orchestra: Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine
2019-05-20 | Bordeaux (France), Auditorium — 19:00
Conductor: Basil H. E. Coleman
2019-05-22 | Straubing (Germany), Theater am Hagen — 19:30
Conductor: Paul Daniel
Orchestra: Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine
2019-05-23 | Bordeaux (France), Auditorium — 19:00
Conductor: Giuliano Betta
2019-05-24 | Gelsenkirchen (Germany), Musiktheater im Revier — 19:30
Conductor: Basil H. E. Coleman
2019-05-25 | Landshut (Germany), Theaterzelt — 19:30
Conductor: Kevin John Edusei
Orchestra: Berner Symphonieorchester
2019-05-25 | Bern (Switzerland), Stadttheater — 18:00 | First Night
Conductor: Timo Handschuh
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Orchester der Stadt Ulm
2019-05-26 | Ulm (Germany), Theater — 14:00
Conductor: Giuliano Betta
2019-05-26 | Gelsenkirchen (Germany), Musiktheater im Revier — 15:00
Conductor: Kevin John Edusei
Orchestra: Berner Symphonieorchester
2019-05-29 | Bern (Switzerland), Stadttheater — 18:00
Conductor: Basil H. E. Coleman
2019-05-30 | Landshut (Germany), Theaterzelt — 16:00
Conductor: Giuliano Betta
2019-05-30 | Gelsenkirchen (Germany), Musiktheater im Revier — 18:00
Conductor: Timo Handschuh
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Orchester der Stadt Ulm
2019-05-31 | Ulm (Germany), Theater — 20:00
Conductor: Giuliano Betta
2019-06-02 | Gelsenkirchen (Germany), Musiktheater im Revier — 18:00
Conductor: Uwe Sandner
2019-06-02 | Kaiserslautern (Germany), Pfalztheater — 18:00
Conductor: Anthony Negus
Orchestra: Longborough Festival Opera Orchestra
2019-06-05 | Longborough (United Kingdom), Longborough Festival Opera — 18.30
Conductor: Anthony Negus
Orchestra: Longborough Festival Opera Orchestra
2019-06-07 | Longborough (United Kingdom), Longborough Festival Opera — 18.30
Conductor: Timo Handschuh
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Orchester der Stadt Ulm
2019-06-08 | Ulm (Germany), Theater — 19:00
Conductor: Kevin John Edusei
Orchestra: Berner Symphonieorchester
2019-06-08 | Bern (Switzerland), Stadttheater — 18:00
Conductor: Anthony Negus
Orchestra: Longborough Festival Opera Orchestra
2019-06-09 | Longborough (United Kingdom), Longborough Festival Opera — 18.30
Conductor: Giuliano Betta
2019-06-09 | Gelsenkirchen (Germany), Musiktheater im Revier — 18:00
Conductor: Anthony Negus
Orchestra: Longborough Festival Opera Orchestra
2019-06-11 | Longborough (United Kingdom), Longborough Festival Opera — 18.30
Conductor: Kevin John Edusei
Orchestra: Berner Symphonieorchester
2019-06-16 | Bern (Switzerland), Stadttheater — 16:00
Conductor: Uwe Sandner
2019-06-16 | Kaiserslautern (Germany), Pfalztheater — 15:00
Conductor: Timo Handschuh
2019-06-20 | Stuttgart (Germany), Opernhaus | Revival
Conductor: Giuliano Betta
2019-06-20 | Gelsenkirchen (Germany), Musiktheater im Revier — 18:00
Conductor: Timo Handschuh
2019-06-23 | Stuttgart (Germany), Opernhaus
Conductor: Kevin John Edusei
Orchestra: Berner Symphonieorchester
2019-06-23 | Bern (Switzerland), Stadttheater — 17:00
Conductor: Timo Handschuh
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Orchester der Stadt Ulm
2019-06-27 | Ulm (Germany), Theater — 20:00
Conductor: Kevin John Edusei
Orchestra: Berner Symphonieorchester
2019-06-27 | Bern (Switzerland), Stadttheater — 18:00
Conductor: Uwe Sandner
2019-06-28 | Ludwigshafen (Germany), Theater im Pfalzbau — 18:00
Conductor: Timo Handschuh
2019-06-30 | Stuttgart (Germany), Opernhaus
Conductor: Giuliano Betta
2019-06-30 | Gelsenkirchen (Germany), Musiktheater im Revier — 18:00
Conductor: Kevin John Edusei
Orchestra: Berner Symphonieorchester
2019-06-30 | Bern (Switzerland), Stadttheater — 17:00
Conductor: Uwe Sandner
2019-06-30 | Ludwigshafen (Germany), Theater im Pfalzbau — 17:00
Conductor: Timo Handschuh
2019-07-03 | Stuttgart (Germany), Opernhaus
Conductor: Nelsons, Andris
Orchestra: Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra
2019-07-27 | Lenox,MA (United States of America), Koussevitsky Music Shed
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
2019-08-30 | Helsinki (Finland), Finnish National Opera | First Night
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
2019-09-03 | Helsinki (Finland), Finnish National Opera
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
2019-09-07 | Helsinki (Finland), Finnish National Opera
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
2019-09-10 | Helsinki (Finland), Finnish National Opera
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
2019-09-14 | Helsinki (Finland), Finnish National Opera
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
2019-09-18 | Helsinki (Finland), Finnish National Opera
2019-11-01 | Salzburg (Austria), Landestheater
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
2021-08-07 | Helsinki (Finland), Finnish National Opera | Revival
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
2021-08-08 | Helsinki (Finland), Finnish National Opera

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    Bridal Chorus from "Lohengrin"
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The childhood of Richard Wagner (born on 22 May 1813) was divided between Dresden and Leipzig, where he had his first composition lessons in 1831/32 from Christian Theodor Weinlig, cantor at the Thomasschule. In 1833 he became chorus master at the Würzburg theatre. Later he held brief appointments as music director at theatres in Bad Lauchstädt, Magdeburg, and Königsberg, where he married the actress Minna Planer in 1836.
 A conducting engagement took him to Riga in 1837, but in 1839 Wagner and Minna left Riga and his creditors under cover of night, heading for Paris over the stormy Baltic Sea. There he remained for three hard years, completing Rienzi (1840). His years in Paris turned into a bitterly disappointing experience. He eked out something less than a living by doing musical hack-work and writing articles. His first success with Rienzi in Dresden in 1842 led to his appointment as musical director (Hofkapellmeister) at Dresden in 1843, and shortly afterwards Der fliegende Holländer as well as his innovative Tannhäuser were performed for the first time. Some of his outstanding achievements were a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and his revised version of Gluck’s Iphigenie in Aulis.
In May 1849, having taken part in the revolt in Saxony, Wagner had to flee abroad, and after failing to establish himself as opera composer in Paris he settled with his wife in Zurich in 1857. They lived in a house on the Wesendonck estate under the patronage of the financier Otto von Wesendonck. While in Zurich he published various theoretical writings and composed Das Rheingold, Die Walküre and two acts of the opera Siegfried. While working on the Ring cycle, Wagner had fallen in love with Mathilde Wesendonck, the wife of his wealthy patron. The Ring Cycle work was interrupted in 1857 and not continued until 12 years later. He shifted his interest to a new subject, the love tragedy Tristan und Isolde. In an untenable situation in 1858 he moved first to Venice, then to Lucerne, Paris and Vienna.
Although he was composing what would become some of the most famous pieces in music history, Wagner struggled financially until 1864, when Ludwig II of Bavaria called him to Munich and began supporting him. So, in 1865 Tristan und Isolde and in 1868 Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg were premiered in Munich. Already by 1866 Wagner had fallen into disfavour amongst members of the court, who were suspicious of his influence on the king. He left Munich and went to Tribschen (near Lucerne), where he married Cosima von Bülow in 1870, the daughter of his friend Franz Liszt, who always supported him humanly and artistically. Around that time Die Meistersinger was finished, and he worked steadily at the unfinished portion of Der Ring des Nibelungen and further evolved the intellectual framework for his towering mature masterpieces.
In 1872 Wagner, his wife and the three children Isolde, Eva and Siegfried settled in Bayreuth. Wagner was anxious to have a special Festival Theatre for the complete cycle and spent much energy trying to raise money for it. Finally, King Ludwig II provided the necessary support. In 1872 the cornerstone was laid on Bayreuth’s Green Hill and the opera house was built to his personal specifications and suited to the massive fusion of music, staging, text, and scene design that his later operas entailed. The first festival – an artistic triumph but a financial disaster – was held there in 1876, when the complete Ring was given conducted by Hans Richter. In 1882 the second Bayreuth Festival took place with sixteen performances of Parsifal under Hermann Levi, which were financially successful. After that, Wagner and his family who had already spent the winter in Italy for some years, went to Venice where he died on 13 February 1883 of the heart trouble that had been with him for some years.
Performances
Conductor: Marc Piollet
2019-03-22 | Wien (Austria), Volksoper — 19:30
Conductor: Markus Huber
Orchestra: Badische Philharmonie Pforzheim
2019-03-23 | Pforzheim (Germany), Theater, Großes Haus — 19:30
Conductor: Marc Piollet
2019-03-25 | Wien (Austria), Volksoper — 19:30
Conductor: Timo Handschuh
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Orchester der Stadt Ulm
2019-03-26 | Ulm (Germany), Theater — 20:00
Conductor: Marc Piollet
2019-03-29 | Wien (Austria), Volksoper — 19:30
Conductor: Timo Handschuh
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Orchester der Stadt Ulm
2019-03-29 | Ulm (Germany), Theater — 20:00
Conductor: Marc Piollet
2019-04-02 | Wien (Austria), Volksoper — 19:30
Conductor: Timo Handschuh
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Orchester der Stadt Ulm
2019-04-03 | Ulm (Germany), Theater — 20:00
Conductor: Jiří Rožeň
Orchestra: Karlovarský symfonický orchestr
2019-04-04 | Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic), Grandhotel Ambassador — 19:30
Conductor: Tomasz Tokarczyk
Orchestra: Krkow Opera Orchestra
2019-04-05 | Kraków (Poland), Opera
Conductor: Josep Pons
Orchestra: Orquesta Nacional de España
2019-04-05 | Madrid (Spain), Auditorio Nacional de Música — 19:30
Conductor: Antoni Wit
Orchestra: Orkiestra Symfoniczna Filharmonii Lódzkiej
2019-04-05 | Lódz (Poland), Filhamonii, Sala Koncertowa — 19:00
Conductor: Josep Pons
Orchestra: Orquesta Nacional de España
2019-04-05 | Madrid (Spain), Auditorio Nacional de Música — 19:30
Conductor: Josep Pons
Orchestra: Orquesta Nacional de España
2019-04-05 | Madrid (Spain), Auditorio Nacional de Música — 19:30
Conductor: Josep Pons
Orchestra: Orquesta Nacional de España
2019-04-05 | Madrid (Spain), Auditorio Nacional de Música — 19:30
Conductor: Timo Handschuh
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Orchester der Stadt Ulm
2019-04-05 | Ulm (Germany), Theater — 20:00
Conductor: Josep Pons
Orchestra: Orquesta Nacional de España
2019-04-06 | Madrid (Spain), Auditorio Nacional de Música — 19:30
Conductor: Marc Albrecht
2019-04-06 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Het Muziektheater — 18:30 | First Night
Conductor: Marc Albrecht
2019-04-06 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Het Muziektheater — 18:30 | First Night
Conductor: Josep Pons
Orchestra: Orquesta Nacional de España
2019-04-06 | Madrid (Spain), Auditorio Nacional de Música — 19:30
Conductor: Josep Pons
Orchestra: Orquesta Nacional de España
2019-04-06 | Madrid (Spain), Auditorio Nacional de Música — 19:30
Conductor: Josep Pons
Orchestra: Orquesta Nacional de España
2019-04-06 | Madrid (Spain), Auditorio Nacional de Música — 19:30
Conductor: Tomasz Tokarczyk
Orchestra: Krkow Opera Orchestra
2019-04-07 | Kraków (Poland), Opera
Conductor: Josep Pons
Orchestra: Orquesta Nacional de España
2019-04-07 | Madrid (Spain), Auditorio Nacional de Música — 19:00
Conductor: Alexander Liebreich
Orchestra: Tongyeong Festival Orchestra
2019-04-07 | Tongyeong (South Korea), Concert Hall — 15:00
Conductor: Josep Pons
Orchestra: Orquesta Nacional de España
2019-04-07 | Madrid (Spain), Auditorio Nacional de Música — 19:00
Conductor: Josep Pons
Orchestra: Orquesta Nacional de España
2019-04-07 | Madrid (Spain), Auditorio Nacional de Música — 19:00
Conductor: Josep Pons
Orchestra: Orquesta Nacional de España
2019-04-07 | Madrid (Spain), Auditorio Nacional de Música — 19:00
Conductor: Timo Handschuh
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Orchester der Stadt Ulm
2019-04-07 | Ulm (Germany), Theater — 19:00
Conductor: Marc Albrecht
2019-04-10 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Het Muziektheater — 18:30
Conductor: Marc Albrecht
2019-04-10 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Het Muziektheater — 18:30
Conductor: Norichika Iimori
Orchestra: Japan Century Symphony Orchestra
2019-04-11 | Osaka (Japan), Symphony Hall
Conductor: Steven Sloane
Orchestra: Bochumer Symphoniker
2019-04-12 | Bochum (Germany), Anneliese Brost Musikforum Ruhr, Großer Saal) — 20:00
Conductor: Przemyslaw Neumann
Orchestra: Orkiestra Symfoniczna Filharmonii Opolskiej
2019-04-12 | Opole (Poland), Filharmonia — 19:00
Conductor: Steven Sloane
Orchestra: Bochumer Symphoniker
2019-04-13 | Bochum (Germany), Anneliese Brost Musikforum Ruhr, Großer Saal) — 20:00
Conductor: Przemyslaw Neumann
Orchestra: Orkiestra Symfoniczna Filharmonii Opolskiej
2019-04-13 | Opole (Poland), Filharmonia — 18:00
Conductor: Timo Handschuh
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Orchester der Stadt Ulm
2019-04-14 | Ulm (Germany), Theater — 14:00
Conductor: Marc Albrecht
2019-04-14 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Het Muziektheater — 13:30
Conductor: Marc Albrecht
2019-04-14 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Het Muziektheater — 13:30
Conductor: Steven Sloane
Orchestra: Bochumer Symphoniker
2019-04-14 | Bochum (Germany), Anneliese Brost Musikforum Ruhr, Großer Saal) — 18:00
Conductor: Timo Handschuh
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Orchester der Stadt Ulm
2019-04-17 | Ulm (Germany), Theater — 20:00
Conductor: James Conlon
Orchestra: Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI
2019-04-18 | Torino (Italy), Auditorium RAI Arturo Toscanini — 20:30
Conductor: Marc Albrecht
2019-04-18 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Het Muziektheater — 18:30
Conductor: Marc Albrecht
2019-04-18 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Het Muziektheater — 18:30
Conductor: James Conlon
Orchestra: Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI
2019-04-18 | Torino (Italy), Auditorium RAI Arturo Toscanini — 20:30
Conductor: James Conlon
Orchestra: Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI
2019-04-18 | Torino (Italy), Auditorium RAI Arturo Toscanini — 20:30
Conductor: James Conlon
Orchestra: Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI
2019-04-18 | Torino (Italy), Auditorium RAI Arturo Toscanini — 20:30
Conductor: James Conlon
Orchestra: Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI
2019-04-19 | Torino (Italy), Auditorium RAI Arturo Toscanini — 20:00
Conductor: Jurek Dybał
Orchestra: Beethoven Orchester Bonn
2019-04-19 | Bonn (Germany), Opernhaus — 19:00
Conductor: James Conlon
Orchestra: Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI
2019-04-19 | Torino (Italy), Auditorium RAI Arturo Toscanini — 20:00
Conductor: James Conlon
Orchestra: Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI
2019-04-19 | Torino (Italy), Auditorium RAI Arturo Toscanini — 20:00
Conductor: James Conlon
Orchestra: Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI
2019-04-19 | Torino (Italy), Auditorium RAI Arturo Toscanini — 20:00
Conductor: Hannes Ferrand
Orchestra: Brandenburger Symphoniker
2019-04-20 | Brandenburg (Germany), Theater — 19:30
Conductor: Timo Handschuh
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Orchester der Stadt Ulm
2019-04-20 | Ulm (Germany), Theater — 19:00
Conductor: Domonkos Héja
Orchestra: Augsburger Philharmoniker
2019-04-20 | Augsburg (Germany), Kongress am Park — 17:00
Conductor: Marc Albrecht
2019-04-21 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Het Muziektheater — 13:30
Conductor: Marc Albrecht
2019-04-21 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Het Muziektheater — 13:30
Conductor: Marc Albrecht
2019-04-24 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Het Muziektheater — 18:30
Conductor: Marc Albrecht
2019-04-24 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Het Muziektheater — 18:30
Conductor: Ivan Fischer
Orchestra: Konzerthausorchester Berlin
2019-04-26 | Berlin (Germany), Konzerthaus — 19:00
Conductor: Basil H. E. Coleman
2019-04-27 | Landshut (Germany), Theaterzelt — 19:30 | First Night
Conductor: Marc Albrecht
2019-04-28 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Het Muziektheater — 13:30
Conductor: Marc Albrecht
2019-04-28 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Het Muziektheater — 13:30
Conductor: Ivan Fischer
Orchestra: Konzerthausorchester Berlin
2019-04-28 | Berlin (Germany), Konzerthaus — 16:00
Conductor: Markus Huber
Orchestra: Badische Philharmonie Pforzheim
2019-04-30 | Pforzheim (Germany), Theater, Großes Haus — 20:00
Conductor: Basil H. E. Coleman
2019-04-30 | Straubing (Germany), Theater am Hagen — 19:30
Conductor: Marc Albrecht
2019-05-01 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Het Muziektheater — 18:30
Conductor: Marc Albrecht
2019-05-01 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Het Muziektheater — 18:30
Conductor: Robert Olson
Orchestra: Conservatory Orchestra
2019-05-02 | Kansas City, MO (United States of America), Helzberg Hall
Conductor: Uwe Sandner
2019-05-04 | Kaiserslautern (Germany), Pfalztheater — 18:00 | First Night
Conductor: Basil H. E. Coleman
2019-05-05 | Landshut (Germany), Theaterzelt — 16:00
Conductor: Timo Handschuh
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Orchester der Stadt Ulm
2019-05-11 | Ulm (Germany), Theater — 19:00
Conductor: Juraj Valčuha
2019-05-11 | Napoli (Italy), Teatro San Carlo — 19:00 | First Night
Conductor: Giuliano Betta
2019-05-11 | Gelsenkirchen (Germany), Musiktheater im Revier — 19:30 | First Night
Conductor: Uwe Sandner
2019-05-11 | Kaiserslautern (Germany), Pfalztheater — 18:00
Conductor: Juraj Valčuha
2019-05-12 | Napoli (Italy), Teatro San Carlo — 17:00
Conductor: Juraj Valčuha
2019-05-16 | Napoli (Italy), Teatro San Carlo — 18:00
Conductor: Basil H. E. Coleman
2019-05-16 | Passau (Germany), Dreiländerhalle — 19:30
Conductor: Juraj Valčuha
2019-05-17 | Napoli (Italy), Teatro San Carlo — 19:00
Conductor: Paul Daniel
Orchestra: Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine
2019-05-17 | Bordeaux (France), Auditorium — 19:00
Conductor: Juraj Valčuha
2019-05-18 | Napoli (Italy), Teatro San Carlo — 19:00
Conductor: Giuliano Betta
2019-05-18 | Gelsenkirchen (Germany), Musiktheater im Revier — 19:30
Conductor: Basil H. E. Coleman
2019-05-18 | Passau (Germany), Dreiländerhalle — 19:30
Conductor: Uwe Sandner
2019-05-19 | Kaiserslautern (Germany), Pfalztheater — 18:00
Conductor: Paul Daniel
Orchestra: Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine
2019-05-20 | Bordeaux (France), Auditorium — 19:00
Conductor: Basil H. E. Coleman
2019-05-22 | Straubing (Germany), Theater am Hagen — 19:30
Conductor: Paul Daniel
Orchestra: Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine
2019-05-23 | Bordeaux (France), Auditorium — 19:00
Conductor: Giuliano Betta
2019-05-24 | Gelsenkirchen (Germany), Musiktheater im Revier — 19:30
Conductor: Basil H. E. Coleman
2019-05-25 | Landshut (Germany), Theaterzelt — 19:30
Conductor: Kevin John Edusei
Orchestra: Berner Symphonieorchester
2019-05-25 | Bern (Switzerland), Stadttheater — 18:00 | First Night
Conductor: Timo Handschuh
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Orchester der Stadt Ulm
2019-05-26 | Ulm (Germany), Theater — 14:00
Conductor: Giuliano Betta
2019-05-26 | Gelsenkirchen (Germany), Musiktheater im Revier — 15:00
Conductor: Kevin John Edusei
Orchestra: Berner Symphonieorchester
2019-05-29 | Bern (Switzerland), Stadttheater — 18:00
Conductor: Basil H. E. Coleman
2019-05-30 | Landshut (Germany), Theaterzelt — 16:00
Conductor: Giuliano Betta
2019-05-30 | Gelsenkirchen (Germany), Musiktheater im Revier — 18:00
Conductor: Timo Handschuh
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Orchester der Stadt Ulm
2019-05-31 | Ulm (Germany), Theater — 20:00
Conductor: Giuliano Betta
2019-06-02 | Gelsenkirchen (Germany), Musiktheater im Revier — 18:00
Conductor: Uwe Sandner
2019-06-02 | Kaiserslautern (Germany), Pfalztheater — 18:00
Conductor: Anthony Negus
Orchestra: Longborough Festival Opera Orchestra
2019-06-05 | Longborough (United Kingdom), Longborough Festival Opera — 18.30
Conductor: Anthony Negus
Orchestra: Longborough Festival Opera Orchestra
2019-06-07 | Longborough (United Kingdom), Longborough Festival Opera — 18.30
Conductor: Timo Handschuh
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Orchester der Stadt Ulm
2019-06-08 | Ulm (Germany), Theater — 19:00
Conductor: Kevin John Edusei
Orchestra: Berner Symphonieorchester
2019-06-08 | Bern (Switzerland), Stadttheater — 18:00
Conductor: Anthony Negus
Orchestra: Longborough Festival Opera Orchestra
2019-06-09 | Longborough (United Kingdom), Longborough Festival Opera — 18.30
Conductor: Giuliano Betta
2019-06-09 | Gelsenkirchen (Germany), Musiktheater im Revier — 18:00
Conductor: Anthony Negus
Orchestra: Longborough Festival Opera Orchestra
2019-06-11 | Longborough (United Kingdom), Longborough Festival Opera — 18.30
Conductor: Kevin John Edusei
Orchestra: Berner Symphonieorchester
2019-06-16 | Bern (Switzerland), Stadttheater — 16:00
Conductor: Uwe Sandner
2019-06-16 | Kaiserslautern (Germany), Pfalztheater — 15:00
Conductor: Timo Handschuh
2019-06-20 | Stuttgart (Germany), Opernhaus | Revival
Conductor: Giuliano Betta
2019-06-20 | Gelsenkirchen (Germany), Musiktheater im Revier — 18:00
Conductor: Timo Handschuh
2019-06-23 | Stuttgart (Germany), Opernhaus
Conductor: Kevin John Edusei
Orchestra: Berner Symphonieorchester
2019-06-23 | Bern (Switzerland), Stadttheater — 17:00
Conductor: Timo Handschuh
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Orchester der Stadt Ulm
2019-06-27 | Ulm (Germany), Theater — 20:00
Conductor: Kevin John Edusei
Orchestra: Berner Symphonieorchester
2019-06-27 | Bern (Switzerland), Stadttheater — 18:00
Conductor: Uwe Sandner
2019-06-28 | Ludwigshafen (Germany), Theater im Pfalzbau — 18:00
Conductor: Timo Handschuh
2019-06-30 | Stuttgart (Germany), Opernhaus
Conductor: Giuliano Betta
2019-06-30 | Gelsenkirchen (Germany), Musiktheater im Revier — 18:00
Conductor: Kevin John Edusei
Orchestra: Berner Symphonieorchester
2019-06-30 | Bern (Switzerland), Stadttheater — 17:00
Conductor: Uwe Sandner
2019-06-30 | Ludwigshafen (Germany), Theater im Pfalzbau — 17:00
Conductor: Timo Handschuh
2019-07-03 | Stuttgart (Germany), Opernhaus
Conductor: Nelsons, Andris
Orchestra: Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra
2019-07-27 | Lenox,MA (United States of America), Koussevitsky Music Shed
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
2019-08-30 | Helsinki (Finland), Finnish National Opera | First Night
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
2019-09-03 | Helsinki (Finland), Finnish National Opera
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
2019-09-07 | Helsinki (Finland), Finnish National Opera
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
2019-09-10 | Helsinki (Finland), Finnish National Opera
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
2019-09-14 | Helsinki (Finland), Finnish National Opera
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
2019-09-18 | Helsinki (Finland), Finnish National Opera
2019-11-01 | Salzburg (Austria), Landestheater
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
2021-08-07 | Helsinki (Finland), Finnish National Opera | Revival
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
2021-08-08 | Helsinki (Finland), Finnish National Opera
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