2 - 4 pm
Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (by September 1): $210
Regular Price (after September 1): $231
This seminar has been cancelled.
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.
There are no required materials for this class, but the instructor recommends exploring this website: http://www.wagneropera.net/bayreuth/
- Viewing assignments for the first class will be sent upon registration.