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The Life & Art of Richard Wagner - Course at OLLI taught by WSWDC Chairman Jim Holman!

Jim Holman will present eight lectures offering a broad survey of the life and art of Richard Wagner. Jim is an engaging speaker, sure to entertain novices and seasoned Wagnerians alike. Offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at American University.

The Life & Art of Richard Wagner - Course at OLLI taught by WSWDC Chairman Jim Holman!
The Life & Art of Richard Wagner - Course at OLLI taught by WSWDC Chairman Jim Holman!

Date

8 weekly lectures beginning 9/24/2024

OLLI at American University, 4801 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016, USA

Details

Jim Holman will present eight lectures offering a broad survey of the  life and art of Richard Wagner. The first lecture will describe the  course of Wagner's life and career. It will include an excerpt from each  of the ten Wagner masterpieces which continue to provide a central core  of the operatic repertory. Lectures two and three will describe  Wagner's innovations in the history of opera and music, focusing on both  the leitmotif and the symphonic arc of Wagner's music. Lectures four  through eight will survey five of the ten operas, in chronological  order: Tannhauser, Lohengrin, Tristan and Isolde, The Mastersingers of Nuremburg and Parsifal.

Classes will be held in-person at the American University campus on Tuesday mornings, 9:45 am - 11:15 am, starting September 24, 2024.

The course will be offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at American University. 

Jim Holman has written and edited various books on the life and music of  Richard Wagner. Jim has lectured throughout the country and has  conducted OLLI classes on Wagner for several years.

Please click here for class details and registration information.

Cost and registration details to come.

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