Society

RIGA RICHARD WAGNER SOCIETY

I have set myself a goal – to restore to life the former Riga Opera Theater where Richard Wagner used to work. To restore the hall which inspired Wagner to have several marvelous ideas which he later put to use in developing his opera theater in Bayreuth.

– Māris Gailis



GOALS OF THE RIGA

RICHARD WAGNER SOCIETY

GOAL #1

Reconstruct the building of the Riga City Theater on Riharda Vāgnera iela 4, renovating its theater auditorium.

GOAL #2

Set up a Richard Wagner museum in the building.

GOAL #3

To deepen the public’s understanding of Richard Wagner’s works and life.

GOAL #4

Set up a Richard Wagner scholarship fund to support the new generation of Latvian musicians.

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SOCIETY

The founding members of the society include Egīls Siliņš, opera singer. Māris Gailis, former Prime Minister, founder of Žanis Lipke Museum, experienced real estate developer and entrepreneur. Māris Krastiņš, government employee, MP of two parliament convocations and other prominent members of society.