© Hans Joerg Michel, Das Rheingold, Deutsche Oper am Rhein


I should like to welcome you to our Website of the Richard Wagner Association International.

The RWVI unites under one roof all our member societies around the world.

The purpose of our association is to awaken interest in the works of Richard Wagner and to deepen understanding of them. 

Our mission is the promotion of international co-operation among our members and the fostering of communications between them, along with the preservation and support of the Bayreuth Festival.

Particularly close to our hearts is the support of the Bayreuth Scholarship Foundation, established by Richard Wagner himself in 1882.  This Foundation enables young artists to participate in the Festival with an attractive cultural programme. 

I hope you enjoy exploring our website. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any suggestions.

RWVI President Harry Leutscher Harry Leutscher
The International Association of
Richard Wagner Societies