Leipzig, his birthplace, has announced its bicentenary plans.
The slogan is ‘Richard is a Leipziger’ – lucky he wasn’t born in Hamburg- and the big question is what to do if your opera house can’t afford to stage a Ring. The solution is 150 events of various shapes and forms, half of them concentrated in the latter half of May. See here for full schedule.
This is the downtown Wagner bus. If you find it a bit tacky, there’ll be a Bach behind in two minutes.