Beyond the Ring Cycle: The Other Operas of Richard Wagner | Newberry

Beyond the Ring Cycle: The Other Operas of Richard Wagner

Led by David Pituch. Six sessions, 2 - 4 pm.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Tuesdays, September 12 - October 17

2 - 4 pm

This seminar has been cancelled.

Cost and Registration Information

Early Registration Price (by September 1): $210
Regular Price (after September 1): $231

This seminar has been cancelled.

Seminar Description

Wagner’s Ring Cycle is without question his most monumental achievement. But starting with his first great success, The Flying Dutchman, and ending with Parsifal, he composed a total of six other great operas. These two operas frame the historical development of Wagner’s artistic achievements. The other operas we will discuss include: Tannhäuser, Lohengrin, Tristan und Isolde, and Der Meistersinger von Nürnberg. Our goal is to understand how these other operas fit beyond the Ring. Six sessions.

Motivated by firsthand experiences of attending numerous performances of Wagner’s operas, including three seasons at the Bayreuth Festival, David Pituch has developed a deep understanding and appreciation this great German music tradition He has given numerous lectures and discussions on the music of Richard Wagner.

Materials List


First Reading:

  • Viewing assignments for the first class will be sent upon registration.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.