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Stephen C Rumph
MUHST 419
Seattle Campus

Opera: 1830-1915

German, French, and Italian operatic traditions. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in each of MUHST 210, MUSIC 303, and MUSIC 306.

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WAGNER'S RING CYCLE. This course examines the structure, genesis, and meaning of Wagner's four-opera cycle, Der Ring des Nibelungen. Lectures and readings will explore mythological, aesthetic, philosophical, and musical perspectives on this masterpiece. This course provides an ideal preparation for the Seattle Opera's 2013 summer production of the Ring.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Stephen C Rumph
Date: 02/02/2013