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In Chicago? Course: The Ring Cycle - Wagner's Mythic Sources

Written By The Wagnerian on Monday 10 February 2014 | 1:09:00 pm

Illustration Franz Stassen

Taught by Dr. Karl E. H. Seigfried of The Norse Mythology Blog

This course is open to the public. No previous study is necessary.

Dr. Seigfried's new continuing education class on the mythological roots of Richard Wagner’sRing Cycle will debut in early 2014 at Chicago’s Newberry Library.

This new course examines the roots of Richard Wagner’s Ring of the Nibelung operas in Norse mythology and German literature. Students will read selections from Wagner’s libretti for Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, Siegfried and Götterdämmerung (in English translation) and discover their connection to the Eddas, Nibelungenlied and Saga of the Volsungs. Carefully selected excerpts from a wide range of texts will be discussed, and students will gain an in-depth knowledge of these ancient sources.

Whether you are an opera fan, someone interested in Norse mythology, or a lover of medieval literature – this course is for you!

Questions about this new course? Contact Dr. Seigfried via the Ask a Norse Mythologist tab atThe Norse Mythology Blog.

9 Class Sessions
February 26 - April 23, 2014
Wed. 5:45 pm - 7:45 pm

60 W Walton St
Chicago IL 60610

General Public: $210
Seniors & Students: $189
Library Members: $189

Click here to register for this course via theNewberry Library Website.