Rede bei der Grundsteinlegung des provisorischen Festtheaters in Bayreuth. Gehalten von Richard Wagner. Richard Wagner.
Wagner’s speech at the laying of the foundation stone of the Festspielhaus

Rede bei der Grundsteinlegung des provisorischen Festtheaters in Bayreuth. Gehalten von Richard Wagner.

Bayreuth: Carl Giessel, [1872]. First edition. Unbound as published. (4) p. Title page slightly dusted and spotted. Folded once. Overall in fine condition.

Printed programme of Wagner’s speech, given at the laying of the foundation stone of the Bayreuth Festspielhaus on May 22, 1872, on Wagner’s 59th birthday.

The Bayreuth Festival Theatre’s building was specially designed for the performance of Wagner’s operas and it was first opened for the premiere of the complete four-opera cycle of Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung), from 13 to 17 August 1876. The Festspielhaus is the venue of the Bayreuth Festival, the annual music festival at which Wagner’s operas are presented.

Scarce. WorldCat locates only 5 copies worldwide, no copy in the US (4 in Germany, 1 in the UK).

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Price: €800.00

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