In recognition of composer Richard Wagner’s (1813-1883) bicentennial in 2013, the Forschungsinstitut für Musiktheater(fimt) at the University of Bayreuth is planning a multi-year series of events to take place around the world under the general heading WagnerWorldWide 2013 (WWW 2013). This will culminate in an international conference WagnerWorldWide: Reflections to be held at the Forschungsinstitut für Musiktheater (Schloss Thurnau) in at the end of the anniversary year, December 2013.
The events leading up to the 2013 conference will vary in size and scope, from individual lectures and seminars, to fully fledged conferences, all centered around an exploration of Wagner’s current meaning and worldwide significance, in five specific areas of inquiry (Topics):
This site is a work-in-progress.
As the project develops over the coming years, it will be updated regularly.