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MUS 341

Wagner and the Ring Cycle

In depth study of Richard Wagner's four-part opera Ring of the Nibelung. Through multimedia presentations, students will explore the life of Wagner, the historical controversy surrounding the opera, Wagner's revolutionary musical language, and the mythological basis of the story. Through written resources, multiple video interpretations, and score-study, students will develop their reading and analytical skills while discovering the beauty of this fascinating and timeless work.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
MUS 230 or consent of instructor 1 course