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Der Ring des Nibelungen: Residential Summer School, Edinburgh 2012

Written By The Wagnerian on Saturday 31 December 2011 | 2:59:00 pm

As we get closer to 2013, the number of special events around Wagner and his works will obviously intensify. My intention is to begin to detail as many of what appear to be the more interesting of these,  internationally, as possible. At sometime in the near future I intend to create a separate page for these in the form of an "event diary". However, in the meantime I will detail these individually here.

With that on mind one of the more interesting ones is a 7 day summer school being organized by the Wagner Society of Scotland, lead by Derek Watson - brief overview below,  taken from the brochure.

A Residential Summer School at Carberry Tower, East Lothian, near Edinburgh

15th - 22nd July 2012

Tutor: Derek Watson


Carberry Tower is set in private woodland, 8 miles east of Edinburgh.

Carberry Tower


Study of The Ring of the Nibelung. A journey through the tetralogy which will survey the connecting web of leitmotifs, elucidate the text, and examine the underlying tonal structure scene by scene, with illustrations on piano and CD. Each drama will also be screened with DVDs from different productions. An extensive collection of books relating to the sources of the work and its production history will be provided for reference.

Just as at Bayreuth, the Summer School will allow space for rest and reflection, so periods of free time and optional sightseeing are built into the programme. Two half-day excursions will be available to historic East Lothian and the National Trust Inveresk Lodge Garden; with the alternative option of watching films related to the Ring and Bayreuth; or you may just wish to relax! There are also pleasant walks in the surrounding parkland. Participants have exclusive use of all public rooms at Carberry including the two libraries and the L-shaped drawing room. A licensed bar is available for the sale of drinks.

Further Information:

D. Watson (Derek has lectured on opera since the early 1970s. He is a composer and the author of books on Bruckner, Wagner and Liszt. He has contributed to many journals and broadcast programmes.)

Deanfoot House

West Linton


EH46 7EA


Telephone 01968 660339

Presented by the Wagner Society Of Scotland