Q&A: Prof. Avner Dorman explores teaching, composing, and Wahnfried
Wahnfried, an opera composed by Sunderman Conservatory of Music Prof. Avner Dorman, has been nominated for an International Opera Award. Wahnfried tells the story of how renowned German composer Richard Wagner’s music became associated with Nazism, and how Wagner’s inner circle became a central part of nationalism in Germany.
In honor of the opera’s prestigious nomination, Theatre Arts Prof. Susan Russell—who has conducted extensive research on German theater—sat down with Dorman to discuss his acclaimed work and his life in Gettysburg.
Follow this link for the interview.