In the midst of the stock-exchange and founding boom in Germany from 1870 – 1873, Richard Wagner issued patronage certificates to help finance the realization of his dream – the Bayreuth Festival. The music drama“Ring of the Nibelungen” was first performed on 13th August 1876 in the Bayreuth Festival Hall created especially for the purpose.
The following Richard Wagner Societies purchased patronage certificates during this time, supporting the venture: Dresden, Vienna, London, Brussels, Leipzig, Mainz, Munich, Berlin, Cologne and New York.
Now is your chance to support the work of the Richard Wagner Museum with National Archives in Wahnfried House, by buying a special reissue of the patronage certificate for 5 000 €.
The many benefits of supporting the Museum have high cultural value. Depending on the size of your donation, you will receive a patronage certificate, based on the historical original as issued by Richard Wagner, as well as a name plate in the rooms or near the items you are sponsoring. There are many opportunities for you to get involved. We’ll be happy to give you more information and advise you which of these would best suit your requirements. We look forward to your participation and your suggestions!