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News from the Committee

207 years young today
Photo - Deutsche Gramophon

Berlin, 22 May 2020

Dear Wagner friends all over the world, dear Chairs and Presidents of Wagner Societies

On 22 May 2020 Richard Wagner, one of the most famous composers and one of the most important personalities of the 19th century, celebrates his 207th birthday.

Unfortunately, due to the current Covid-19 crisis we have to do without his works as live experiences worldwide. But the beauty of it is that this will not laste forever and we can and may all meet again, hopefully in the foreseeable future at performances of his operas and discussions about his works. discussions of his work. 

It will be a special pleasure for all of us, also from the Board to be together with you again personally, in order to cultivate friendships and contacts with each other.

In cordial solidarity


Rainer Fineske
President RWVI