Monday, March 15, 2010

Wagner's "Der Ring des Nibelungen"

The Story of Wagner's Ring

The Volsunga Saga was the basis for a huge opera series called, Der Ring des Nibelungen composed by Richard Wagner. Wagner changed elements of the story to suit both his narrative and the culture of Germany, but there are many similarities.

We will be looking at some of the operas and how the original myth was adapted to the stage as part of our Theater Arts unit. We will not study the operas in depth, but hopefully by listening to a bit of the music and examining some of the backstage element of a production, you will gain an appreciation of the musical drama known as opera and also learn a bit about how stories are often adapted for theatrical/film productions.

Read the story of Der Ring des Nibelungen here: Der Ring des Nibelungen link

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