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10th July - 6th August 2022

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Music, Dance, Theatre and Film

Richard Wagner and the Ring Cycle

216 TUTOR: Robin Nelson (MA)

Richard Wagner was one of a handful of composers who changed the course of music. His groundbreaking masterpieces include The Ring Cycle, a set of four operas loosely based on figures and elements of Germanic and Norse mythology. As a marathon 15 hours of music spread over four evenings, it presents enormous challenges to those staging and performing it and to an audience's stamina too! During this course, you will follow each opera using the Barenboim version recorded at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus, supported by live musical illustrations, CD and DVD extracts as well as a course booklet packed with useful information and musical extracts. Be prepared to launch into the world of Gods, Rhinemaidens, Dwarfs and Giants.

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