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Hartmut Haenchen receives this year's Leipzig Richard Wagner Prize

With Hartmut Haenchen, we are honoring a conductor who, in a never-ending creative process as a researcher, not only follows Richard Wagner's traces, above all. With faithfulness to his work as his basis for action, he succeeds time and time again in reinterpreting interpretive interpretations

Thomas Krakow, Chairman of the Board of the Richard Wagner Foundation Leipzig

The Richard Wagner Stiftung Leipzig have announced that Hartmut Haenchen is the winner of this year's Richard Wagner Preis, the award will be presented to him on 13 May at a ceremony at the Oper Leipzig. Previous winners include Waltraud Meier and Christian Thielemann.