The exhibition “proud walls” thematizes the relationship of Richard Wagner to architecture.
The exhibition is based on the recently published book ” M. Kiesel, Chr. Bührle, J. Mildner, Proud Walls – Wagner Sites in Zurich, Lucerne, Tribschen and Venice, Regensburg 2020″ (Prachtgemäuer – Wagner-Orte in Zürich, Luzern, Tribschen und Venedig).
For the first time, all of Richard Wagner’s residences are described in detail. In the Hotel Schweizerhof in Lucerne in 1859 Wagner completed his work Tristan.
He lived in nearby Tribschen from 1866 to 1872 in today’s Richard Wagner Museum.
His place of residence in Zurich is also illuminated with a view to Wagner’s development in the history of music.
Venice inspired the composer in a special way, but the city was his place of death as well.