Richard Wagner and Bayreuth are synonymous with great German cultural heritage. I support the redevelopment of the Richard Wagner Museum for its comprehensive and timely historical revision. It is extraordinarily important to give an historical illustration of the life and work of this phenomenal composer, as well as the highs and lows of the Bayreuth Festival. That is a decisive prerequisite – to continually rediscover and recreate the fascination of Bayreuth even today, in the 21st century.
To remember Bayreuth is always to remember Germany: greatness and steep decline. The “Wahnfried“ extension will at last make all these memories possible in the house of Richard Wagner himself: an historically significant undertaking.
Richard Wagner‘s Bayreuth house “Wahnfried“ is an outstanding cultural centre, but also a symbol of German history – in [all] its contradictions and entanglements. As a contemporary place of remembrance and communication, I support the pioneering recreation of the Richard Wagner Museum in Bayreuth.
Verily I vow, Wagner’s Vision preVails at Wahnfried!
I am very pleased to support the reconstruction of Wahnfried House. Richard Wagner’s music is very dear to me, and I hope that coming generations will be similarly disposed towards this great theatrical genius who sadly spent such a brief time on this earth. My warmest greetings to all visitors.
The importance of Richard Wagner to us in the world of opera cannot be expressed in a single sentence – his work has far too great an appeal – preservation of his compositions and the cultivation of his works are in the interests of everyone. The preserving of historical sources such as for example historical performance materials, is of the utmost importance.