“Schwarzalbenreich” – Interview with Barrie Kosky and Ulrich Lenz

Richard Wagner was an anti-Semite – this forms the basis for the installation “Schwarzalbenreich”, which the principal director and intendant of the Komische Oper Berlin, Barrie Kosky, created specially for the DHM exhibition “Richard Wagner and the Nationalization of Feeling”. A sound collage, presented in the darkness of a “Blackbox”, combines historical recordings with anti-Semitic Wagner quotes that have been translated into Yiddish. Ulrich Lenz, head dramaturg of the Komische Oper Berlin, oversaw the dramaturgical concept and supervision of the project. Lenz and Kosky talk about the installation in this interview.