4 free webinars introducing the largest of all operatic works
Professor Warren Bebbington
For those preparing to attend Wagner’s four-night masterpiece, or those simply keen to learn more about this magical, multi-layered work, these four 1-hour webinars will help explain the plot, the music, the origins of the work in German and Norse sagas, and the controversies that have continued to surrounded the Ring of the Nibelung since its inception over 140 years ago.
An award-winning teacher, Professor Warren Bebbington was Director of the University of Melbourne Conservatorium for 17 years after completing a PhD on Wagner. Using recorded excerpts, visual images from the past and present, and demonstrating at the piano, Prof Bebbington introduces the gods, giants, heroes and dwarfs that animate the Ring’s progress, and explains the meanings Wagner intended, as well as those audiences today perceive.
Night 1: Prologue: The Rhine Gold
Night 2: The Valkyrie
Night 3: Siegfried
Night 4: Twilight of the Gods
Wednesdays at 7 pm, 2-23 September Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
Free Webinar—Register at
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