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Wandering Jews and Undead Opera: Wagner's Parsifal to Ullmann & Kien's Der Kaiser von Atlantis

Date

13/02/2019

Time

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Location

Old McMordie Hall, Music Building, University Square, Queen's University Belfast

Price

Free – all are welcome

Dr. Melissa Kagen

This seminar will trace the concept of wandering in 20th-century Jewish/German opera, looking at how the intertwined (and opposite) myths of the Wandering Jew and the German Wanderer in the 19th-century grew increasingly fraught between Wagner and the Holocaust.

Melissa Kagen is a Lecturer in Digital Media and Gaming at Bangor University. She holds a PhD in German Studies from Stanford University, where she wrote a dissertation on German/Jewish opera. She has published journal articles in Game Studies, The Opera Quarterly, and The German Quarterly.

 

Amanda Kirkpatrick, Music, Events and Performance Officer t: 028 9097 5227 e: music@qub.ac.uk