Posted January 18, 2012

To mark the 200th anniversary on 22 May 2013 of the birth of Richard Wagner, the School of Music, University of Leeds, in collaboration with Opera North will host the international conference ‘Richard Wagner’s Impact on His World and Ours’ held on 30 May -2 June 2013.

Few aspects of late nineteenth-century and subsequent cultural developments remain untouched by Wagner’s influence. The conference seeks to place this influence in context, embracing the multitude of artistic and non-artistic disciplines that have felt the composer’s impact. The programme committee invites proposals for multi-disciplinary presentations and workshops that deal with any aspect of Wagner studies. Proposals for sessions that encourage interaction between scholars and practitioners are particularly welcome.

The keynote lectures will be delivered by Barry Millington, entitled ‘200 Not Out:  Wagner the Ultimate All-rounder’; Michael Ewans, entitled ‘Vision and Stagecraft in two ground-breaking productions of the Ring, by Patrice Chéreau and Francesca Zambello’; and Tony Palmer, the director of the feature film ‘Wagner’ (topic TBC).

Call for papers:

Proposals and brief biographies of the participants should be sent by email as an MS Word or PDF attachment by 1 July 2012 to Dr Anastasia Belina-Johnson,

Leeds University Centre for Opera Studies