Selected websites of special interest for those who are interested in the work of Richard Wagner. It is important to note that the following links will take you to external servers and sites and that we cannot take over any responsibility or liability for its respective contents.


Bayreuth Festival Information on the annual Bayreuth Festivals; tickets Online databank with Bayreuth Festival cast and related search functions Excellent Inn to stay during the Festival. Located 20 miles from Bayreuth in picturesque Fichtelgebirge. For more info on your Bayreuth trip mail to

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International Association of Wagner Societies

There are more than 130 national and regional Wagner Societies around the world. Addresses and websites.

Other Wagner Societies (There is no weighting in the sequence.)
English language Societies The Wagner Society of America The Wagner Society of New York The Wagner Society of Dallas, TX The Wagner Society of Washington, DC The Wagner Society of Northern California The Wagner Society of Southern California The Wagner Society of the Upper Midwest The Washington National Wagner Society Toronto Wagner Society Wagner Society in Australia The Wagner Society of New Zealand The Wagner Society of the United Kingdom
TBA Wagner Society of Ohio Boston Wagner Society
Other language Wagner Societies Deutsche Richard-Wagner-Gesellschaft E.V. Austrian Richard-Wagner Society Richard-Wagnerverband Berlin-Brandenburg E.V. Richard Wagner-Verband Hamburg
Cercle National Richard Wagner, France

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Opera Houses featuring notable Wagner productions Metropolitan Opera, New York Lyric Opera of Chicago Seattle Opera House San Francisco Opera Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London Saechsische Staatsoper, Dresden, Germany Bavarian State Opera, Munich Opernhaus Stuttgart, Germany Badisches Staatstheater, Karlsruhe, Germany Canadian Opera Company, Toronto, Canada Opernhaus Zurich, Switzerland Grand Théatre, Geneva, Switzerland
Recommended Recordings, Literature and Scores

There is an abundance of lists recommending specific Wagner operas, Wagner literature of all sorts and scores. The links listed here do not seek to duplicate these. We are therefore limiting ourselves to reference noteworthy (in our humble view), new, or in some way, special, publications.

To be discussed/added

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Sites providing notable info on Wagner works in English Leitmotives from “Holländer” to “Parsifal”. Libretti
Comprehensive guide to the Ring’s musical themes Excellent discography search functions Wagner opera introductions and libretti Monsalvat: a great site on Parsifal An interesting Richard Wagner website Discography, videography resource
Sites providing notable info on Wagner works in German Online guide on Wagner and his work. Superb Bayern online on lots of Wagner topics Around the Bayreuth and other Festivals Interesting workshop with great resources Text databank with indication of themes
Wagner Discussion Fora, different languages Excellent discussion forum on Wagner and the World of Opera. In German. Engaged, sometimes heated

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