Richard Wagner
Richard Wagner
Richard Wagner 1813-1883

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Welcome, this site is dedicated to Richard Wagner and his art. The site is build around his last ten major works, called the Bayreuth canon.

Bayreuth Canon:

Der Fliegende Holländer
Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg
Der Ring des Nibelungen, consisting of four works:
   Das Rheingold
   Die Walküre
Tristan und Isolde
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg


Who was Richard Wagner and who were the key-figures in his life? On this site you will find information about Cosima Wagner, his second wife. She secured the existence of the Bayreuther Festspiele, so we all can still enjoy his works in the surroundings and settings he deemed appropriate. There is some info about King Ludwig II of Bavaria, he offered Richard Wagner the financial security to finish "Der Ring des Nibelungen" and to build the Festspielhaus in Bayreuth. The link will provide you with paintings in Neuschwanstein, which depict scenes from different Wagner opera's. And finally an article concerning Arthur Schopenhauer, the philosopher Richard Wagner felt closest to.

Richard Wagner
Cosima Wagner
King Ludwig and Neuschwanstein
Arthur Schopenhauer