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Richard Wagner and the Nationalization of Feeling

This exhibition at the German Historical Museum is dedicated to Wagner's stagings of concrete feelings in the context of the 19th century.

Composer, author, revolutionary: Richard Wagner experienced the 19th century in very different positions. He was not only a witness to political upheavals and currents, but also registered, took up and (re)shaped the social and emotional sensitivities of his time - as an artist as well as an entrepreneur.

In the process, Richard Wagner shows himself to be an emotional technician who, in an increasingly commercialised world, redefined the social status of art - and of the artist. To this end, he developed strategies in which emotions play a leading role.

At a Glance

Richard Wagner and the Nationalization of Feeling
German Historical Museum
8 April 2022
11 September 2022
Admission Fee
€8, reduced fee €4
Opening Hours
Friday to Wednesday from 10 AM to 6 PM, Thursday from 10 AM to 8 PM
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Source: DHM/edited

Last edited: 26 September 2022