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Wagner Through a Jewish Lens

May 27, 2011 - 2:00 am - 3:00 am

The Enigma of Wagner’s Genius and Anti-Semitism

Wagner Through a Jewish Lens

With Panelists:
Deborah Lipstadt, Emory University
Randy Cohen, Former author of The New York Times column “The Ethicist”
Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle Music Editor

Wagner composed music of astounding beauty. He was also a virulent anti-Semite. Hitler so closely identified with Wagner that he played his operas at Nazi rallies and throughout the death camps. Is Wagner’s music inherently anti-Semitic? Can it be separated from the man? As a community, should we ban performances or try to better understand the enigmatic Wagner?

Standard: $17 Members | $20 Public | $10 Students
Premium: $22 Members | $25 Public

As a courtesy to members of the Wagner Society of Northern California, the JCC-SF will offer WSNC Members a reduced price of $17 for Standard Admission.  Please mention to the Box Office that you are a Wagner Society of Northern California member in order to obtain the discount.

The JCC-SF is an ancillary partner for the San Francisco Opera’s Ring Festival 2011


May 27, 2011
2:00 am - 3:00 am

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