Richard Wagner and the Nationalization of Feeling

Richard Wagner and the Nationalization of Feeling

April 08 - September 11, 2022

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

Richard Wagner

© Deutsches Historisches Museum

Franz von Lenbach München, 1881

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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Unter den Linden 2
10117 Berlin

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