Richard Wagner was born to an ethnic German family in Leipzig, where his family lived at No. He struggled to play a proper scale at the keyboard and preferred playing theatre overtures by ear.3, the Brühl (The House of the Red and White Lions) in the Jewish quarter. Following Geyer's death in 1821, Richard was sent to the Kreuzschule, the boarding school of the Dresdner Kreuzchor, at the expense of Geyer's brother.Begun when he was in school in 1826, the play was strongly influenced by Shakespeare and Goethe.
During this stay he completed his third and fourth operas Rienzi and Der fliegende Holländer.; – 13 February 1883) was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is primarily known for his operas (or, as some of his later works were later known, "music dramas").Unlike most opera composers, Wagner wrote both the libretto and the music for each of his stage works.His advances in musical language, such as extreme chromaticism and quickly shifting tonal centres, greatly influenced the development of classical music.His Tristan und Isolde is sometimes described as marking the start of modern music.