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Event Title:  Wagner's Ring Cycle: 101
Date:   Jan 21, 2010
Time:   6:30PM - 9:00PM PT
Location:   Leonard Davis Auditorium
Andrus Gerontology Center
University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90089

James R. Kincaid, Aerol Arnold Professor of English, USC College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences

Kenneth Cazan, Resident Stage Director, USC Thornton Opera and Associate Professor of Vocal Arts and Opera, USC Thornton School of Music

Two of USC's most distinguished faculty members delve into the significance of Wagner's Ring Cycle in the 20th-century history, philosophy, culture and even movies. As the LA Opera prepares to mount the first-ever production of the Ring Cycle in Los Angeles, hear why this production is attracting attention world-wide and controversy locally.

In their discussion Professor Kincaid will give highlights from his Masters of Liberal Studies course and Professor Cazan will share insights as a leading opera stage director. From the power of the unconscious, to the rise of anarchism, to the cult of the hero - join in the discussion and learn why LA's upcoming Ring Cycle production matters. This event will also include a pre-reception.

Online registration for this event is now closed. If you would like to attend you will be able to purchase tickets at the door beginning at 6:00pm.

Parking is available through GATE 6 in PSA on the USC Campus.


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