Wagner's Mythology: Classical Roots and Inspiration
Richard Wagner culled from many sources-including ancient Greek drama-to create his masterwork Der Ring des Nibelungen, four operas based on German and Scandinavian folklore. This seminar features two talks exploring the classic sources that compelled Wagner to create his magnum opus. Specialist in German folklore, Peter Tokofsky, opens the program and is joined by Getty Associate Curator of Antiquities, Mary Louise Hart, and UCLA musicology professor, Mitchell Morris. After lunch, a special presentation by LA Opera’s Richard Seaver Music Director James Conlon, tours of the Museum’s antiquities collection, and a musical performance conclude the day. Open to 200 participants.
Details: Date: Saturday, June 19, 2010 Time: 10:30 - 3:30pm Location: Auditorium, The Getty Villa (17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades) Admission: $95; $75 students; box lunch included. Call the Getty at 310.440.7300 to register.
LA Opera Ring Seminars LA Opera has partnered with three of Los Angeles’ premier art institutions – the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Huntington Library, and the J. Paul Getty Museum – to develop a series of in-depth seminars to enhance your experience and deepen your knowledge of the Ring cycle. Entertaining and informative for both for the novice and the Ring devotees, these seminars offers a unique focus special to landmark location.
Related Seminars: Los Angeles County Museum of Art: Saturday, June 5, 2010 The Huntington Library: Wednesday, June 9, 2010