Bank Of Latvia Release Richard Wagner Silver Coin

Written By The Wagnerian on Wednesday, 5 June 2013 | 4:10:00 pm

"The auditorium of the old Stadttheater ...was a pretty gloomy place. A native of Riga (who later) compared it to a "barn" (while in) conversation with Wagner asked him how he had been able to conduct there. Wagner replied there were three things about this "barn" (that) had stayed in his mind: First was the steeply rising stalls, rather like an amphitheatre; the second was the darkness of the auditorium; and the third was the surprisingly deep orchestra pit. If ever he succeded in building a theatre to his own designs, he added, he would keep these three features in mind" C.F. Glasenapp: Das Leben Richard Wagner (1894-1911)

The Bank of Latvia has released a jubilee coin dedicated to the 200th birthday of Richard Wagner

The coin was designed by Aigars Ozolins (averse) and Ivo Grundulis (reverse). The gypsum cast was produced by Ligita Frankevica. The coin was minted at Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt.

This jubilee coin is a legal means of payment in Latvia. The total number of minted coins is 5 000 units. The price of a single coin at the Bank of Latvia is 28.86 LVL.

Wagner was music director at Riga City theatre from 1837 to 1839.