What’s that for? Richard Wagner’s Pink Dressing Gown

Richard Wagner had a fondness for fine fabrics, preferably in the colour pink. And thus, he ordered a pink dressing gown from the milliner Bertha Goldwag. Stefan Alschner, research associate at the foundation Klassik Stiftung Weimar in the Marbach Weimar Wolfenbüttel Research Association, reports on Wagner’s famous garment and the relevance of a letter connected with it. The document belongs to the Reuter-Wagner-Museum in Eisenach and is part of the exhibition “Richard Wagner and the Nationalization of Feeling”.