International Richard Wagner Congress 2014,
Graz, Austria

Leiziger Society Chairman Thomas Krakow Elected President of the International Association of the Wagner Societies

The Austrian town of Graz hosts the international congress from Ascension Day until 1 June 2014. A qualified majority of the delegates voted for Thomas Krakow as the new president. The Leipzig historian will hold the presidency for five years, coinciding with the European Parliament legislative periode 2014-2019. A staggering 139 societies with nearly twenty-five thousand members make up the International Society, founded in Lyon 1991.

From Leipzig we are sending congratulations to our Chairman!


Smile  The office team, in the present composition at your service as of the end of the 2013 jubilee year . . .


  • Read the composer's volume My Life (transcription from Mein Leben) for free

Source: Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation, Salt Lake City USA

Highway Bayreuth - Berlin (A9), if you happen to visit the capital coming from the South, you should make a full stop exactly halfway the 240-miles Bayreuth - Berlin track (nearly 400 km) in Wagner Mecca Leipzig. This brand-new touristic highway sign attends you to visit the town of his birth and childhood years.