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RWVI travel parter Ars Musica bestows major donation to the Wagner Foundation in Venice
The RWVI is truly grateful to Ars Musica for their generous donation
Dear Chairmen and Presidents, dear members of the Richard Wagner Associations worldwide,

we are very pleased to inform you today that following the International Richard Wagner Congress in Venice in November 2019, we have received a donation of €uro 10,000.00 from Ars Musica and its Managing Director Udo Bär. This amount is earmarked by Ars Musica for the,


and it was with great pleasure that we were able to transfer the money to the Foundation in Venice.

Many thanks to Ars Musica and its managing director Udo Bär.

We should also like to express our heartfelt thanks to Prof. Alessandra Althoff-Pugliese, Chair of the Richard Wagner Association Venice, who, together with her staff, organised this congress for us in an elaborate manner and in collaboration with Ars Musica.

A very special thank you goes above all to you dear Chairmen, Presidents and members of the numerous Wagner Societies from all over the world who took part in this congress in Venice. Despite the change of date and the inclemency of the weather in November and the problem of the Aqua Alta, which already began to disappear on the day of our arrival, the congress was such a great success in spite of everything, or perhaps because of it. This was mainly due to the varied programme and its special opera and music programme and the beautiful rooms such as those of the Teatro La Fenice, where we could not only listen to and enjoy the opera "Don Carlo" by Giuseppe Verdi, but in whose rooms our gala dinner for the opening of the congress also took place.

"Venezia è bella in ogni stagione"!

With all good wishes

Rainer Fineske