Richard Wagner (1813-1883)



Famous Works Involving Orchestra

Ride of the Valkyries from Der Ring des Nibelungen

Fun Facts

  • Wagner loved dogs. He had a large Newfoundland named Robber.
  • Wagner was not a child prodigy. He did not gain fame until he was 29 years old.
  • He designed an opera house that hid the orchestra so he could keep focus on the vocalist.

Get to know Wagner in this video by Columbus Symphony Bassist Russell Gill!

Upcoming Columbus Symphony Concerts Featuring Wagner’s Music

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