In the summer of 1846, opera history was written in the village of Graupa near Dresden. Richard Wagner, Kapellmeister at the Royal Court Theater in Dresden, today's Semperoper, took a three-month summer vacation to Graupa.
Richard Wagner was a firebrand. A revolutionary in music who actually wanted to revolutionize all of humanity. And a blessed sound magician. His music captivates the senses, even when expressing the most complicated thoughts and the most subtle psychology. Generations of musicians have drawn from Wagner's inventions. Today's film music would be unthinkable without them.
Wagner's ideas and his character move people's minds to this day – perhaps precisely because he has the brilliant next to the controversial. Discover with us the cosmos of this unique artist from Saxony.