Two-day Conference: “Wagner in LA:
The Opera of the 21st Century?” June 1–2, 2010, 10 am–6 pm
1pm Spectral Gesamtkunstwerk
Juliet Koss, Chair, Department of Art History, Scripps College
2:30pm Re-Inventing Bayreuth for the 21st Century: The 2007 Meistersinger as a Self Reflection of Performance History
Clemens Risi, Professor of Theater, Institut für Theaterwissenschaft, Berlin
4pm The Ring in Pieces: Götterdämmerung (Stuttgart Opera, Peter Konwitschny, 2002-2003)
David Levin, Professor of German and Theater and Performance, University of Chicago
5:30pm Wagner as a Christian Jew: The Alternate Endings of The Twilight of the Gods
Slavoj Zizek, Senior Researcher, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
7pm Public Reception
Info: http://www.hammer.ucla.edu or (310) 443-7000.
10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024
A day-long seminar featuring LA Opera’s Richard Seaver Music
Director James Conlon, LACMA curator Timothy O. Benson,
Wagner scholar John Deathridge, UCLA Musicology Professor
Mitchell Morris, and opera lecturer Desirée Mays. The seminar day
includes lunch and admission to the galleries.
Admission $65, open to 200 participants.
Register: http://www.laopera.com o r (213) 972-8001.