Mr Christopher Kimbell

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Personal profile

Christopher is a third year PhD student supervised by Professor J. P. E. Harper-Scott and Dr Mark Berry, and supported by a Crossland Research Scholarship. His research investigates the interaction of musical and political structures in Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, with an emphasis on issues of individuality and universality in nineteenth-century German thought. Combining an analytic focus on tonality and formal structures in the opera with a critical-theoretical approach, his research explores Die Meistersinger's multiple and divergent solutions to societal fragmentation and the image of ‘Germanness’ which it constructs. This approach further serves to ground discussions of the problematic treatment of race in the opera and issues surrounding the performance of the work.

Educational background

BMus (Hons), First Class - Royal Holloway, University of London

MMus Musicology, Distinction - Royal Holloway, University of London

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