Wotan & Mime by Arthur Rackham
9 Class Sessions
February 26 - April 23, 2014
Wed. 5:45 pm - 7:45 pm

Newberry Library
60 W Walton St
Chicago IL 60610

General Public: $210
Seniors & Students: $189
Library Members: $189

This course is open to the public. No previous study is necessary.

Dr. Seigfried's new continuing education class on the mythological roots of Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle will debut in early 2014 at Chicago’s Newberry Library.

This new course examines the roots of Richard Wagner’s Ring of the Nibelung operas in Norse mythology and German literature. Students will read selections from Wagner’s libretti for Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, Siegfried and Götterdämmerung (in English translation) and discover their connection to the Eddas, Nibelungenlied and Saga of the Volsungs. Carefully selected excerpts from a wide range of texts will be discussed, and students will gain an in-depth knowledge of these ancient sources.

Chicago's beautiful and historic Newberry Library 
Whether you are an opera fan, someone interested in Norse mythology, or a lover of medieval literature – this course is for you!

Questions about this new course? Contact Dr. Seigfried via the Ask a Norse Mythologist tab at The Norse Mythology Blog.

Click here to register for this course via the Newberry Library Website.