Section VThey have created the Wagnerian myth

This section presents a series of biographical portraits of the people who contributed, in one way or another, to the construction of the Wagnerian work. Friendships or enmities sometimes surprising or unexpected, passionate love stories with the women in his life, sometimes muses and inspirations of his work, but also portraits of artists (singers, directors, conductors ... ) who, nowadays, "appropriate" the work of the composer and make it live differently on stage.

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WAGNER Carl Friedrich

WAGNER Carl Friedrich

Carl Friedrich Wilhelm WAGNER (18. June 1770 – 23. November 1813) Husband of Johanna Rosine PÄTZ and Richard Wagbner's father Carl Friedrich Wilhelm was born on 18 June, 1770 – the same year as Beethoven – in Leipzig. Richard’s grandfather, Gottlob Friedrich Wagner (1736-1795), born in Müglenz, studied theology at Leipzig University, then, having failed,...

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PÄTZ Johanna Rosine

PÄTZ Johanna Rosine

Johanna Rosine PÄTZ (19. September 1774 -  9. January 1848) Wife of Carl Friedrich Wagner and Richard Wagner's mother Richard’s mother was born in Weissenfels, about thirty kilometers south-west of Leipzig, on 19. September, 1774 [1]. She was the sixth child (and the fourth child that lived) of the baker or miller Johann-Gottlob Pätz and his...

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GEYER Ludwig

GEYER Ludwig

Ludwig GEYER (21. january 1780- 29. september 1821) Since Friedrich Wagner died when his newborn was only six months old, he did not leave a real conscious recollection in Richard’s memory. It is not surprising then that the child loved Ludwig Geyer, his stepfather, as naturally and sincerely as if he owed everything to him,...

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WAGNER Adolf

WAGNER Adolf

Adolf WAGNER (15. November 1774 – 1. August 1835) Richard Wagner's uncle (brother of his father Carl Friedrich) This article does not yet exist in the language you requested. If you wish to share with us your knowledge on this subject and thereby enrich our collection, please feel free to contact us to join our editorial...

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WAGNER Albert

WAGNER Albert

Albert WAGNER  (born in  1799 – died in 1874) Richard Wagner's uncle (brother of his father Carl Friedrich) Opera singer and stage director This article does not yet exist in the language you requested. If you wish to share with us your knowledge on this subject and thereby enrich our collection, please feel free to contact us to...

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WAGNER Luise

WAGNER Luise

Luise WAGNER  (born in 1805 – died in 1872) Daughter of Carl Friedrich et de Johanna Rosine Wagner. Richard Wagner's sister Actress This article does not yet exist in the language you requested. If you wish to share with us your knowledge on this subject and thereby enrich our collection, please feel free to contact us to...

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BROCKHAUS Hermann

BROCKHAUS Hermann

Hermann BROCKHAUS  (28. June 1806 – 5. January 1877) Son of Publisher Friedrich Arnold Brockhaus and Heinrich Brockhaus' brother Husband of Ottilie Wagner, Richard Wagners sister German orientalist This article does not yet exist in the language you requested. If you wish to share with us your knowledge on this subject and thereby enrich our collection,...

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PLANER Minna

PLANER Minna

Christine Wilhelmine (Minna) PLANER (Born on 5. September, 1809 – died on 25. January, 1866) Actress, Richard Wagner’s first wife Richard Wagner’s first wife, Minna’s personality was very often degraded, and even caricatured... to the point of portraying her as a sour wife and who could even have broken her colossal husband’s career. If the reciprocal infidelities...

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WAGNER (VON BÜLOW) Cosima (born LISZT)

WAGNER (VON BÜLOW) Cosima (born LISZT)

Cosima VON BÜLOW WAGNER (born LISZT) (born on 24 December, 1837 – died on 1 April, 1930) Daughter of Franz (Ferenc) Liszt and Marie d'Agout ; Second wife of Richard Wagner Cosima’s story could be summarized or rather recognized in each of her names. Cosima born Liszt, Cosima married to von Bülow, Cosima married to Wagner, Cosima...

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BÜLOW Daniela Senta von

BÜLOW Daniela Senta von

Daniela Senta Thode von BÜLOW (born on 12. October 1860  - died on 28. July 1940) Daughter of Cosima (born Liszt) and Hans von Bülow This article does not yet exist in the language you requested. If you wish to share with us your knowledge on this subject and thereby enrich our collection, please feel free...

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BEIDLER Isolde

BEIDLER Isolde

Isolde BEIDLER (Isolde Josefa Ludovika VON BÜLOW) (10. April 1865 – 7. February 1919) Daughter of Richard Wagner and Cosima Liszt von Bülow Wife of conductor Franz Beidler This article does not yet exist in the language you requested. If you wish to share with us your knowledge on this subject and thereby enrich our collection, please feel free...

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CHAMBERLAIN Eva

CHAMBERLAIN Eva

Eva CHAMBERLAIN (born Eva Maria von BÜLOW) (17. February 1867 – 26. May 1942) Daughter of Cosima Liszt von Bülow and Richard Wagner Wife of Houston Stewart Chamberlain This article does not yet exist in the language you requested. If you wish to share with us your knowledge on this subject and thereby enrich our collection, please feel free to...

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CHAMBERLAIN Houston Stewart

CHAMBERLAIN Houston Stewart

Houston Stewart CHAMBERLAIN  (born on 9. September 1855 - died on 9. January 1927) This article does not yet exist in the language you requested. If you wish to share with us your knowledge on this subject and thereby enrich our collection, please feel free to contact us to join our editorial team. In the meantime,...

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WAGNER Siegfried

WAGNER Siegfried

Siegfried WAGNER  (6. June 1869 – 4. August 1930) Son of Richard Wagner and Cosima Liszt von Bülow Conductor and composer Director of the Bayreuth Festival (from 1906 till his death in 1930) This article does not yet exist in the language you requested. If you wish to share with us your knowledge on this subject and...

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WAGNER Winifred

WAGNER Winifred

Winifred WAGNER (born WILLIAMS KLINDWORTH) (23. June 1897 – 5. March 1980) Wife of Siegfried Wagner and Richard Wagner's daughter-in-law Director of the Bayreuth Festival (from 1931 till 1944) This article does not yet exist in the language you requested. If you wish to share with us your knowledge on this subject and thereby enrich our collection, please...

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WAGNER Wieland

WAGNER Wieland

Wieland Adolf Gottfried WAGNER  (5. January 1917 -17. October 1966) Son of Siegfried and Winifred Wagner Stage director and playwright Director of the Bayreuth Festival (from 1951 till his death in 1966) This article does not yet exist in the language you requested. If you wish to share with us your knowledge on this subject and thereby enrich...

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WAGNER Friedelind

WAGNER Friedelind

Friedelind WAGNER (born on 29. March  1869 - died on 8. May 1991) Eldest daughter of Siegfried and Winifred Wagner (Richard Wagner's granddaughter) Stage director and playwright This article does not yet exist in the language you requested. If you wish to share with us your knowledge on this subject and thereby enrich our collection, please feel free...

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WAGNER Wolfgang

WAGNER Wolfgang

Wolfgang Manfred Martin WAGNER (30. August 1919 - 21. March 2010) Son of Siegfried and Winifred Wagner Stage director Director of the Bayreuth Festival (from 1966 till 2008) This article does not yet exist in the language you requested. If you wish to share with us your knowledge on this subject and thereby enrich our collection, please feel free...

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WAGNER Verena

WAGNER Verena

Verena WAGNER LAFFERENTZ  (born on December 2. 1920 ) Daughter of Siegfried and Winifred Wagner Granddauther of Richard Wagner et Cosima Liszt von Bülow This article does not yet exist in the language you requested. If you wish to share with us your knowledge on this subject and thereby enrich our collection, please feel free to contact us to join...

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WAGNER Nike

WAGNER Nike

Nike WAGNER  (born on June 9. 1945) Daughter of Gertrud and Wieland Wagner Author, publicist and playwright This article does not yet exist in the language you requested. If you wish to share with us your knowledge on this subject and thereby enrich our collection, please feel free to contact us to join our editorial team. In the...

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WAGNER Gottfried

WAGNER Gottfried

Gottfried WAGNER (born on April 13. 1947) Son of Wolfgang Wagner and Ellen Drexel Author, opera and stage director This article does not yet exist in the language you requested. If you wish to share with us your knowledge on this subject and thereby enrich our collection, please feel free to contact us to join our editorial...

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WAGNER-PASQUIER Eva

WAGNER-PASQUIER Eva

Eva WAGNER-PASQUIER (born on 14 April 1945) Daughter of Wolfgang Wagner and Ellen Drexel Theaters and Opera Festivals director Director of the Bayreuth Festival from 2008 till 2015 Born in Oberwarmensteinach on 14 April, 1945, Eva is the daughter of Wolfgang Wagner and his first wife Ellen Drexel. After her uncle Wieland Wagner passed away, she became...

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WAGNER Katharina

WAGNER Katharina

Katharina WAGNER (born on May 21. 1978) Daughter of Wolfgang Wagner and his second wife Gudrun Mack Stage and opera director Director of the Bayreuth Festival (since 2007) Katharina Wagner was born on 21 May, 1978 in Bayreuth. She is the daughter of Wolfgang Wagner and Gudrun Mack. Passionate about staging and theatre, the young...

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