Wagner and Meyerbeer

Lecture and recital

The relationship between Richard Wagner and Giacomo Meyerbeer

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Esther Choi, mezzo-soprano
Paweł Brożek, tenor
Prof. Paul Weigold, piano
Dr. Frank Piontek, Lecture

Probably no other opera composer of his time was as reviled by Richard Wagner – although he owed him a great deal – as Giacomo Meyerbeer, the famous and much-performed grand master of the “Grand Opéra” genre.

In his lecture “Mein hochverehrter Herr”, Dr. Frank Piontek explains the relationship between the two artists and also takes a look at the German-Jewish musical culture of the era.

In the second part, Esther Choi and Paweł Brożek (2018 scholarship holder) will perform songs by Meyerbeer and Wagner, accompanied by Paul Weigold (artistic director of the RWV Hannover).

The event is organized in cooperation with the Richard Wagner Verband-Hannover.


1700 years of Jewish life in Germany

Supported by #2021JLID – Jüdisches Leben in Deutschland e.V. with funds from the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community.