The WS Düsseldorf mourns the loss of its honorary Chair, Mrs. Lotte Zahn, who died unexpectedly on 3 December 2018 in the 55th year of her membership of the Wagner Society of Düsseldorf.
Three Generations One Goal, Wagner Symposium in Berlin
A symposium held at the Deutsche Oper Berlin to mark Cosima Wagner's 180th, Siegfried Wagner's 150th and Friedelind Wagner's 100th birthdays.
An excellent Singing Competition in Karlsruhe
This year's 9th International Singing Competition for Wagner Voices took place once again in Karlsruhe and was, as ever, a wonderful event
The Bayreuth Festival - new website
The Bayreuth Festival has radically updated its website to a much more informative and user-friendly format.
The "Wonder Ring" in Minden concludes with a fine Götterdämmerung
For this great event, we must thank above all the tireless President of the Wagner Society of Minden, Dr Jutta Winckler.
Henri Perrier, founder of the WS Lyon has died
Henri Perrier was, with his wife, Chantal, the founder of the Richard Wagner Society - Lyon in January 1982.
Reception at the Bayreuth Festival
Some photos of the reception given by the Festival Management on 7 August 2018 for RWVI Board members and Presidents of Wagner Societies
RWVI Kongress Bonn 2020 - Flyer now available
The 250th birthday of Bonn's greatest son - Ludwig van Beethoven - will be celebrated in 2020. The RWVI Congress will take place there in September 2020.
Greeting from President Eggers to the 2018 Bayreuth Festival
Text of the welcome greeting of RWVI President Horst Eggers to those attending the Bayreuth Festival 2018
Roberto Alagna withdraws from the Bayreuth Festival 2018
Roberto Alagna will not be singing the role of Lohengrin in the Bayreuth Festival's new production of the same name.
RWVI Congress 2018 - opening speech by President Horst Eggers
The full text of President Horst Eggers' opening speech to the Innsbruck Congress can be found here. translated into English,
Bayreuth digitizes Richard Wagner National Archive
So far, it has been difficult to get a hold of documents of the renowned composer. But that will be much easier after the Wagner National Archive has been digitised.
Stemme wins Brigit Nilsson prize
Swedish opera singer Nina Stemme has won the one-million dollar prize awarded in memory of the Nordic nation's legendary soprano Birgit Nilsson.
Lohengrin returns to Brabant? A superb weekend in Brussels
Almost 200 avid Wagner fans gathered in Brussels over the weekiend of 21 and 22 April to celebrate the new production of Lohengrin by Olivier Py.
Dirk Jenders, President of the WS Frankfurt receives the Golden W
At the recent Board meeting in Frankfurt, RWVI President Horst Eggers honoured Dirk Jenders, President of the WS Frankfurt, with the Golden W award to commemorate 10 years of service.
The RWVI mourns the death of Paul Götz
It is with deep sorrow and profound gratitude that we bid farewell to our valued former member of the Board of the RWVI
Online sale of Bayreuth Festival tickets begins 18 March
The Bayreuth Festival is offering the opportunity to buy Festival tickets in 2018 without pre-ordering or getting on a waiting list. Online sales open on 18 March 2018 at 14:00 (CET)
A wonderful weekend in Toulouse
Members of several Wagner societies enjoyed a wonderful weekend in Toulouse, with exceptional hospitality from the Cercle Wagner, celebrating their 25th anniversary
Heinz Weyringer to step down as Chair of the Graz Wagner Society
After 23 years at the helm of the Wagner Society in Graz, Austria, RWVI Board member Heinz Weyringer has announced that he is stepping down
"Wieland Wagner Days" in Berlin
A brief report on the highly successful and enjoyable Wieland Wagner Days in Berlin - 9-11 November 2017
Testament from the RWVI to the recently deceased Herr Gerald Bunge
We are sad to announce that the long-standing President of the Wagner Society of Wuppertal, Herr Gerald Bunge died suddenly and unexpectedly on 5 October 2017 at the age of 73.
Passing of Wagner Gesellschaft Japan President, Professor Yukio Miyake
The RWVI announces, with great sadness, the recent passing of the long-standing President of the Richard-Wagner-Gesellschaft Japan, Professor Yukio Miyake.
Ingrid Budde, former President of the International Commission of the RWVI until 2008, died on 30 July 2017.
A joyful week in Bayreuth - Scholars' week 2017
The 2017 Scholars’ week (Stipendiatenwoche) at the Bayreuth Festival proved the usual great success.
Letter of condolence from RWVI President Eggers on the death of Dietmar Schaffer
Dietmar Schaffer, former President of the Wagner Society of Coburg, died on 10 August 2017.
A welcome to the Bayreuth Festival from RWVI President Eggers
RWVI President Eggers has sent the letter below to all Wagner Societies, welcoming them to the 2017 Bayreuth Festival
Markus Hinterhäuser wins the 2017 Mortier Award
As part of the finals of the Ring Award 2017, the award of the Gerald Mortier Prize will take place on 24 June at 10:00 in the Schauspielhaus, Graz. The laudatory speech will be given by Peter Sellars.
Ring Award 2017 - Winners announced
The Ring Award are delighted to announce the winners of the various prizes for 2017 for this prestigious award for young opera directors and stage designers.
Annual General Meeting of the Richard Wagner Verband International
Some photos of the event.
Eröffnung Richard-Wagner-Kongress 2017
Opening of the Richard Wagner Congress 2017
At the invitation of the Wagner Society of Budapest, the 2017 International Richard Wagner Congress took place in the Hungarian capital.
Congress 2017 - Parsifal at Müpa, Budapest
A glorious semi-staged Parsifal at Müpa Budapest conducted by Adam Fischer, as part of the Richard Wagner Congress 2017
Delegates' Meeting at the Wagner Congress 2017
Resolution taken to preserve the Richard Wagner Museum n the Palazzo Vendramin in Venice, including the room in which Richard Wagner died.
Epitaph for Margot Müller
The Richard Wagner Association International mourns Margot Müller, who successfully acted as Chair of one of our member societies for 35 years.
President Eggers meets with the WS New York
President Eggers recently met with NYWS President Nathalie Wagner and members of her Board, during the New York meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Society of Friends of Bayreuth.
In mourning for Endrik Wottrich
The Board of the RWVI was saddened to learn of the sudden death of Wagner Tenor Endrik Wottrich on 26 April this year.
Iconic production of Parsifal revived in Mannheim
Hans Schüler's production of Parsifal celebrated its 60th anniversary in Mannheim, in the presence of Horst Eggers, RWVI President and numerous other Wagner lovers.
Wagner Bass Kurt Moll dies at 78
The Bavarian State Opera has announced the death of the German singer Kurt Moll. The dark-voiced bass graced many of the world's leading opera houses until his retirement in 2006.
RING AWARD 2017 – Finalists now confirmed
On 13th and 14th January, the semi-finals of the International Competition for Stage and Stage Design, the Ring Award 2017, took place in the studios of the Graz Opera and Next Liberty.
Unexpected death of Gerd Grochowski, well-known Wagnerian bass-baritone
Gerd Grochowski, known to Wagner fans the world over as a fine interpreter of the great bass-baritone roles, died unexpectedly on Monday 16 January. We will miss him greatly.
Some interesting things to do in Budapest during Congress
We have done some research to give you further information on additional interesting places to visit and enjoy while in Budapest.
Wagner Congress 2017, Budapest - The Venues
The history and background to some of the key venues that will feature during the 2017 Annual Wagner Congress in Budapest.