Original Patronage Certificate issued by Richard Wagner
The composer Richard Wagner issued patronage certificates for the financing of his dream of a festival in Bayreuth in the middle of the famous stock exchange and establishment boom of the years 1870 to 1873. The stage festival performance “The Ring of the Nibelung” had its premiere in the festival theater of Bayreuth, especially constructed for this, on 13 August 1878. Now you will have the opportunity of supporting the project for the conservation and the reorganization of the Richard Wagner Museum in the Wahnfried House by means of the purchase of a patronage certificate especially new issued for that reason.
The following Richard Wagner associations have purchased “Patronage Certificates” in these times and supported the work: Dresden, London, Brussels, Leipzig, Mainz, Munich, Berlin, Cologne, and New York.
Now you will have the opportunity of supporting the project for the conservation and reorganization of the Richard Wagner Museum with the National Archives in the Wahnfried House by means of the purchase of a newly issued “Patronage Certificate” for € 5,000.00.
“Patronage Certificate #3”: Dresden, Richard Wagner Archives
The considerations for the sponsors’ contributions to the campaign preserving.creating.experiencing are manifold and of a high idealistic value. They will receive, according to the amount of the sponsorship sum, a “Patronage Certificate” designed according to the historic example or nameplates at the rooms or objects supported by them.
The possibilities for a contribution are numerous and manifold. We would be pleased to inform you and to give you advise for creating a tailor-made offer especially for you. We are looking forward to your contribution and are curious and exited regarding your proposals.