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Klaus Lang

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Klaus Lang
Lang in 2019
Born (1971-04-26) 26 April 1971 (age 53)
  • Composer
  • Concert organist
  • Improviser
  • Academic teacher.
OrganizationUniversity of Music and Performing Arts, Graz

Klaus Lang (born 26 April 1971 in Graz) is an Austrian composer, concert organist, improviser, and academic teacher.

His opera Die Architektur des Regens (The Architecture of Rain) after the Noh play Shiga by Zeami was premiered at the Munich Biennale in 2008.[1]

In 2006, Lang was appointed Professor of composition at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz. In 2010 he was awarded the Andrzej-Dobrowolski-Preis of the Steiermark.[2]

He was commissioned by Katharina Wagner to write an opera, The Vanished Wedding, to be premiered at Bayreuth, although not at the Festspielhaus and not part of the Bayreuth Festival. It is claimed to be the first world premiere at Bayreuth since the premiere of Wagner's Parsifal in 1882.[3] The Vanished Wedding was premiered at the Reichshof, a disused Bayreuth cinema, on 23 July 2018, the day before the start of the 2018 Bayreuth Festival.[4]


  1. ^ Archive notes to 2008 biennale, Munich Biennale.
  2. ^ Andrezj-Dobrowolski-Preis 2010 geht an Klaus Lang Kunstuniversität Graz, 19 May 2010
  3. ^ Slipped Disc, 6 May 2018, BAYREUTH ANNOUNCES ITS FIRST OPERA PREMIERE SINCE PARSIFAL. Retrieved 17 October 2018
  4. ^ Vaaju. Retrieved 17 October 2018

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