Bericht des Verwaltungs-Rathes des Richard Wagner-Theaters für das zweite Semester 1875. [Report of the Board of the Richard Wagner Theater For the Second Semester of 1875.]. Richard Wagner.
Bericht des Verwaltungs-Rathes des Richard Wagner-Theaters für das zweite Semester 1875. [Report of the Board of the Richard Wagner Theater For the Second Semester of 1875.]
Report of the Board of the “Richard Wagner-Theaters”, 1875

Bericht des Verwaltungs-Rathes des Richard Wagner-Theaters für das zweite Semester 1875. [Report of the Board of the Richard Wagner Theater For the Second Semester of 1875.]

Bayreuth: C. Geissel’s Officin, [1876]. First edition. Unbound as published. (4) p. Folded once. Somewhat dusted. A small tear at folding, with no effect on legibility. A trace of old restoration at the inner joint. Overall in very good condition.

Extremely scarce report of the Board of the “Richard Wagner-Theaters” (Bayreuth Festspielhaus) with Wagner’s invitation to the upcoming rehearsals.

In this brochure the Board announces the dates of the three weeks of the four-evening rehearsals of Wagner’s “The Ring of the Nibelung”, which could be attended only by the patrons; shows a sample of the Patron-card; quotes Wagner’s invitation for the rehearsals; and announces the budget statement of the year of 1875.

The Richard Wagner-Theater or the Bayreuth Festspielhaus, Wagner’s opera house’s was built between 1872 and 1876. The funding of the construction was difficult, thus Wagner gave concerts, sold shares, and set up Wagner Societies all over the world to promote his music and ideas, and the Verwaltungs-Rathes des Richard Wagner-Theaters was in charge to manage all these actions. The open rehearsals announced in this Report were also part of the effort to finalize the building and fund its later operation. The Festspielhaus eventually opened in the summer of 1876, with the public premier of the four-opera cycle, the Ring.

Extremely scarce document. We could trace only one copy in institutional holding, at the Friedrich Nietzsche Collection of the Klassik Stiftung Weimar, Germany (GSA 71/378,1).

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Price: €800.00

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