1 April – 30 November 2018

Wagner in Comics

Because Richard Wagner's life was as equally dramatic as the plot of many of his operas, it is well worth taking a closer look at the composer's journey through life. This is now possible thanks to the WAGNER graphic novel (published in 2013, Knesebeck Verlag), which is captivating in itself due to the fantastic drawings by comics artist Flavia Scuderi. The WAGNERWAHN app and documentary film with the same name were created together with the graphic novel.

These cross-media products by gebrüder beetz filmproduction are now on display in the Richard Wagner Museum Luzern until 30 November 2018.

Critique of the exhbition at online-portal Zentralplus

Author's website: Andreas Völlinger




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Comics Workshop

Learn what a storyboard is or how to create a comic character with just a few strokes - and much more.

This 45-minute workshop is ideal for small groups of 5 – 15, as well as for children 8 years and older.

The workshop is led by comic artist and illustrator Cornelius Heinzer.

The cost of the workshop is 150 CHF (incl. materials), plus the standard entrance fee per person.

For further information, please contact the museum.




Life and work of Richard Wagner

This exhibition highlighting the life and work of Richard Wagner is on the ground floor of the museum. A collection of historical photographs and paintings are on display in five rooms, as well as a precious collection of original manuscripts. The exhibition also features memorabilia from Wagner, including items of his clothing and furniture, the famous cast-bronze Wagner bust by Friedrich Schaper and the true gem of the collection: his Erard grand piano from Paris, dating from 1858.

The musical score to the "Siegfried Idyll" is one of the most important exhibits on display here. Richard Wagner composed a serenade transcribed with "Tribschener Idyll" for his wife Cosima on her 33rd birthday. It premiered on the stairs in the Tribschen manor on 25 December 1870. Cosima was thus awakened on her birthday by the gentle sound of the "Idyll".

The exhibition veritably comes alive with a public guided tour and concert on the Erard grand piano.

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