Wagner's Jews - Film Screening and Panel Discussion
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Wagner's Jews - Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Wagner's Jews - Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Apr 30 2023 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Wagner's Jews - Film Screening and Panel Discussion


WHEN: Sunday April 30th, at 3:00 PM
WHERE: The Breman Museum | 1440 Spring Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
COST: Free event with pre-registration, Register below.
Richard Wagner was a revolutionary whose inspired compositions and expansive vision changed the course of classical music forever. At the same time, he was a man of his time, a German nationalist who absorbed and even amplified the casual and cruel social anti-Semitism of the 19th century. Despite being surrounded by exceptional Jewish musicians who championed his career and supported his musical vision, Wagner publicly encouraged the growing political racism of the time. Yet, his actions and personal relationships often belied this position.  
As lovers of his music, how do we reconcile this racist and small thinking with the vast inspiration of his musical imagination?
Is there more to understand about Wagner as revealed by his personal relationships?
Does art transcend prejudice and bigotry? 
Join the Atlanta Opera, The Breman Museum, and the Goethe Zentrum of Atlanta to explore this perplexing dichotomy in the life of Richard Wagner in the film Wagner’s Jews.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Tomer Zvulun (Carl W. Knobloch, Jr. General & Artistic Director, Atlanta Opera), Hilan Warshaw (filmmaker and President, Overtone Films), Arthur Fagen (Music Director, Atlanta Opera) and Rabbi Joe Prass (Director of the Weinberg Center for Holocaust Education at The Breman Museum) . 

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