HERMANN WEDEKIND AND GEORGIAN MUSICAL CULTURE


In 2017 Georgia and Germany celebrate the 200th Anniversary of enduring friendship. These relations between the two countries had become more active over time. An important part of these relations is the significance of German culture in Georgia, the Germans’ contribution to the development of Georgian musical culture, music education system, performing arts. One of the interesting episodes of these relations is German stage director, the intendant of Saarbrücken opera theatre, actor Hermann Wedekind, who was one of the initiators and leaders of Tbilisi-Saarbrücken, relations and cultural ties between the partner cities. For his contribution to Georgian culture he was awarded honorary citizenship of Tbilisi in 1995. The paper aims to introduce Hermann Wedekind’s works, which are linked to Georgian opera and performance of “Daisi” in Saarbrücken.