What happened to Richard Wagner’s first offspring Isolde? An insider look into the Swiss branch of the Wagner dynasty
Free Public Lecture
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Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
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This lecture will focus on the family Beidler, starting with Wagner's first daughter Isolde, her marriage with the conductor Franz Beidler and their son Franz Wilhelm. Franz was not looked upon as the legal heir after Isolde falsely lost her fight for legal acceptance as Wagner's daughter. In 1947, Franz Wilhelm Beidler was asked by politicians to take over the leadership of Bayreuth.
This presentation is an insider look into the Swiss branch of the Wagner dynasty, presented by Wagner’s great-granddaughter Dagny Beidler and Eva Rieger. It will take the form of an unemotional yet informal insight into facts and thus sketch the various characters of this truly Wagnerian "saga". The lecture will be followed by a discussion.
This lecture forms part of the Wagner Symposium 'Wagner and Us' presented by the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.
Bookings are not required, but if you would like to attend please RSVP here.