Richard Wagner Biography
(Known for His Operas and Music Dramas ‘Der Ring des Nibelungen’ and ‘Tristan und Isolde’)
Birthday: May 22, 1813 (Gemini)
Born In: Leipzig, Germany
Richard Wagner was a German composer, theatre director and conductor best remembered for his operas and music dramas. Hebecame interested in musical compositions at a very young age as his ambition was acquired based on his family background. Throughout his career he was met with oodles of controversies. His unabashed love affairs and polemic compositions gathered both admiration and antagonism. He composed verses against popular beliefs and had them performed at popular theatres. It was owing to his novel ideas that he brought creative finesse to complex ‘music dramas’ such as the ‘Ring Cycle’. Unlike several other composers or theatrical directors of his time, Wagner not only wrote the libretto but also composed music for his shows. Towards the later part of his career he further refined his works by directing and composing difficult orchestration. Yet, despitehaving such a promising career,his life was a struggle with creditors at his heel and numerous scandals clouding his name.