10 Interesting Richard Wagner Facts

Friday, February 20th 2015. | People

Richard Wagner Facts present the information about the famous musician. He was born in Leipzig, Germany on 22nd May 1813. He passed away in Venice, Italy on 13th February 1883. His burial site is in the garden of Villa Wahnfried in Bayreuth, Germany.  Get more facts about Wagner by reading the following post below:

Richard Wagner Facts 1: the type of music

Let’s decide the type of music of by Wagner. He mainly created opera music.  He loved to make classical music in Romantic period.

Richard Wagner Facts 2: the famous works

Can you mention the famous works of Wagner?  He made ‘The Ride of the Valkyries’ from the opera Die Walkure. In the opera Lohengrin, he made Bridal Chorus.

Richard Wagner Facts

Richard Wagner Facts

Richard Wagner Facts 3: the full name

Wagner has the full name of Wilhelm Richard Wagner. He was famous a German polemicist, theatre director, composer, and conductor.

Richard Wagner Facts 4: the stage works

Wagner was very unique since he could make his music and libretto for his stage works. The opera was revolutionized by Wagner after he made a concept of Gesamtkunstwerk. This word means total work of art.

Richard Wagner Musician

Richard Wagner Musician

Richard Wagner Facts 5: the Bayreuth Festspielhaus

The Bayreuth Festspielhaus was an opera house built by Richard Wagner. The premier of the Ring and Parsifal was held in this opera house. It is one of the most significant stage works of Wagner. There is no need to wonder that this work is still played until this present day.

Richard Wagner Facts 6: the traditional works

If you to know the traditional works of Wagner, you need to check the Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. In English, it is translated as The Mastersingers of Nuremberg.

Richard Wagner Pic

Richard Wagner Pic

Richard Wagner Facts 7: the life of Wagner

The life Wagner was great all of the time.  He had to face various events which included the poverty, turbulent love affairs, flight from his creditors and political exile. Find out another musician in Michael Nyman facts.

Richard Wagner Facts 8: parents

His father was a clerk in Leipzig police service, Carl Friedrich Wagner. His mother was Johanna Rosine. He was a daughter of a baker.  Wagner was ninth child in the family. His father passed away when he was only six months. His mother had a relationship with Ludwig Geyer. He was an actor and playwright. At first, Wagner thought that Geyer was his biological father. He realized that he was not his father when he was 14 years old.

Richard Wagner Young

Richard Wagner Young

Richard Wagner Facts 9: the first lesson of harmony

He had a harmony lesson from Christian Gottlieb Müller in 1828 till 1831. Get facts about Paul Klee here.

Richard Wagner Facts 10: the early career

Wagner had his early career as a choir master in 1833.

Richard Wagner

Richard Wagner

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