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Wagner & German Nationalism with Prof. Michael P. Steinberg

April 17, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Prof. Michael P. Steinberg of Brown University and co-curator of the recent exhibit in Berlin’s German Historical Museum explained the influence of Wagner on German nationalism in the mid-19th century and its lasting impact on German self-identity. As Prof. Steinberg explained to The New York Times, “You can’t have a naïve and beautiful production of a Wagner opera in Germany. It’s impossible.” The presentation took place at the National Opera Center in New York City, followed by a social hour with refreshments.

“In Germany... every production of Wagner has to take the history of Wagner, the political history of Wagner, the history of German taste into account. There is no way to be innocent about Wagner in Germany.” – Prof. Michael P. Steinberg (Brown University)
Members & guests socialize after the presentation
F. Peter Philips welcomes members and guests to the evening’s presentation
Members & guests socialize after the presentation
Members & guests socialize after the presentation


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April 17, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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National Opera Center
330 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10001 United States
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