Richard Wagner and the German feeling

Richard Wagner and the German feeling

08 April to 11 September 2022

The exhibition «Richard Wagner and the German feeling» at the Deutsches Historisches Museum is dedicated to Wagner's stagings of concrete feelings and places the history of his conception in the context of the 19th century.

Richard Wagner

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The composer Richard Wagner (archive photo from 1877).

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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 German feeling
Deutsches Historisches Museum
8. April 2022
11. September 2022
Admission Fee
8 Euro, red. 4 Euro
Opening hours
Friday to Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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Deutsches Historisches Museum

Unter den Linden 2
10117 Berlin
Yayoi Kusama (1)
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