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Date: 07.12.2016

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Wagner sites in the old cityscape

The young Richard Wagner 1813 - 1834

 
A model of the city from 1823 in the old town hall
 
 
 
 

1. Birthplace on the Brühl No. 3

Richard Wagner was born here on 13th May 1813. Following the death of his father, his mother Johanna Rosine Wagner married the actor Ludwig Geyer in 1814. The family moved to Dresden in 1816. The house was demolished in 1886.
 
Richard ist Leipziger - Ein Leipziger  (Quelle: Kulturstiftung Leipzig)
 
 
 

2. Theatre on the Ranstädter Bastei

It was opened in 1766 and destroyed in World War II in 1943. Wagner‘s “Paukenschlag Overture” was performed here. His sisters Rosalie and Louise were employed here as actresses.
 
Richard ist Leipziger - Ein Leipziger  (Quelle: Kulturstiftung Leipzig)
 
 
 

3. The Pichhof in front of the Halle Gate

The partly reunified family lived in the Pichhof in front of the Halle Gate from 1827. His sister Louise had obtained an engagement in 1827.
 
Richard ist Leipziger - Ein Leipziger  (Quelle: Kulturstiftung Leipzig)
 
 
 

4. The Königshaus in the market square No. 17

The nine-year old boy lived here for a while with his uncle Adolf Wagner in 1822 and was very impressed by the opulent baroque splendour of the rooms.
 
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5. The Old St Nicolas School at St Nicolas Church 2

Richard Wagner attended the old citizen school in the St Nicholas churchyard with modest success between 1828 and 1830.
 
Richard ist Leipziger - Ein Leipziger  (Quelle: Kulturstiftung Leipzig)
 
 
 

6. St Thomas Church

6.1. The “Schneideherberge” at Thomaskirchhof 1 was the concert hall of the “Euterpe” music society from 1822 to 1835. Wagner’s concert overture in D minor was performed here for the first time in 1831. 6.2. In 1830, Wagner received lessons in St Thomas Church from the cantor, Christian Theodor Weinlig. 6.3. Wagner was baptised in St Thomas Church on 16th August 1813.
 
Richard ist Leipziger - Ein Leipziger  (Quelle: Kulturstiftung Leipzig)
 
 
 

8. The old Gewandhaus concert hall

His Overtures in D minor, as well as several of his later works, were performed on 23rd February 1832 in the old Gewandhaus concert hall in the street known today as Universitätsstraße (demolished in 1894 and replaced by the Städtische Kaufhaus).
 
Richard ist Leipziger - Ein Leipziger  (Quelle: Kulturstiftung Leipzig)
 
 
 

9. The old St John’s cemetery

The gravestone of Wagner‘s mother and his sister Rosalie, as well as the graves of significant contemporaries of Richard Wagner, are found here.
 
Richard ist Leipziger - Ein Leipziger  (Quelle: Kulturstiftung Leipzig)
 
 
 
Source: Ein Leipziger (Leipzig Cultural Foundation)