At age 16 (before he became king), Ludwig attended the performance of the aforementioned Richard Wagner opera (Lohengrin). He fell in love with this type of music. Upon becoming king, he called Wagner to Munchen (Munich, the capital of Bavaria) and entered into a partnership providing generous financial support for the composer. Of this meeting, Wagner wrote about Ludwig "He is unfortunately so noble and brilliant, so magnificant and soulful that I fear his life must vanish like a fleeting stream in this coarse world......If he can only live; he is such an unheard of wonder!" Of course, he wrote this after just being relieved of all fanancial worries and promised the construction of lavish concert halls, basically dedicated to the performance of Wagner's works.