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FILM: Wagner's Jews

A documentary screening and panel discussion

Join the Atlanta Opera, the Breman Museum and the Goethe-Zentrum to explore the perplexing dichotomy in the life of Richard Wagner in the film "Wagner's Jews" followed by a panel discussion.

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 causal and cruel social antisemitism 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.

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).

The event is FREE to attend.
Please use the link below to REGISTER / RSVP.