Juilliard Professor John Muller: Attaining Wisdom - Wotan's Growth in The Ring
An exploration of the evolution of the god Wotan's character, and its embodiment in the music, over the course of The Ring. This is sure to be fascinating!
Oct 03, 2023, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St NW, Washington, DC 20006, USA
Over the course of the Ring, Wotan’s self-understanding evolves, embodied in the music. The arrogant, ambitious damn-the-consequences god of Das Rheingold realizes the limits of his power in Die Walküre. By Siegfried he has achieved wisdom and bows to the next generation.
John J. H. Muller IV has taught music history at Juilliard since 1980. He has lectured at Bayreuth, for the Metropolitan Opera Guild and the Wagner Society of New York, among other organizations. His essay on Parsifal appeared in the book, Wagner Outside the Ring, and he authored the chapter on Tristan und Isolde in Opera on the Couch, published in 2022.