Bayreuther Festspiele

Speech to the delegates of the Bayreuth Patrons' Scheme

Richard Wagner, 15 September 1877 [...] We have shown the whole world our firm resolve, we have shown what is at stake for us, why our theatre had to be designed like this, why everything had to arranged as it is and why the focus of our activity could not be a centre of modern artistic luxury. Everyone has felt all these advantages here, however hard he may have had to fight for them. Here we have the freedom to breathe, the freedom to rediscover ourselves. [...]



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