Welcome in Leipzig,

the composer’s native town, whose work an international movement of lovers of music has been committed to for more than a hundred years. Richard Wagner, who found his Valhalla in Bayreuth and lived his final days in Venice, was born in a place to be for music. Secular or religious, choirs and orchestras, Gewandhaus, opera or operetta, conservatory and new music schools, university (choir & orchestra), radio or house music, jazz, techno, wave and gothic, this city sounds.

Following the Bach era, then the both devastating and awakening experience of the Liberation Wars, Leipzig developed as the capital of romanticism. Mendelssohn, Schumann, Grieg and Lortzing lived here. The predecessor of the International Association of the Wagner Societies, the Richard Wagner Verband deutscher Frauen, was founded on 13 February 1909 in Leipzig, then Germany’s third largest city.

Our society gets involved with Leipzig’s greatest son, considering his brilliancy and contrariness, and so with the Wagner and music city par excellence.  tl_files/daten en/pics/gallery/nextoper.en1101.jpg
Plate: On this spot Richard Wagner's birthplace stood until 1886