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  • WILHELM RICHARD WAGNER (1813-1883), German dramatic composer, poet and essay-writer, was born at Leipzig on the 22nd of May 1813.
  • In that year Wagner married Wilhelmina Planer, an actress at the theatre at Konigsberg.
  • Wagner failed to gain a footing, and Rienzi, destined for the Grand Opera, was rejected.
  • But though in Rienzi Wagner had shown energy and ambition, that work was far from representing his preconceived ideal.
  • On the 2nd of February 1843 Wagner was formally installed as Hofkapellmeister at the Dresden theatre, and he soon set to work on a new opera.

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