SIEGFRIED IS FEARLESS. FOLLOW HIM ON HIS VALIANT, ADVENTUROUS PATH THROUGH THE OPERA.
Watch as he vanquishes the dragon Fafner and gets the better of his own wickedly devious guardian, Mime. Will our hero heed the warnings of his wise grandfather, Wotan, disguised as The Wanderer? And what happens when he braves the magic fire, awakens the sleeping Brünnhilde, and is enraptured by love for the very first time? In this epic Wagnerian saga, the characters are unforgettable, the music utterly exhilarating. Sung in German with projected English translations.
“Nothing short of a triumph on all fronts, intelligently conceived by the creative team, brilliantly executed by a top-flight international cast.” – Chicago Tribune on Das Rheingold, 2016
SCHEDULE11am-12pm | Talk by George Hogenson, Jungian Analyst (Malott Room)12-12:30pm | Pre-performance talk by Colin Ure1pm | Opera
George Hogenson is a senior training analyst at the C. G. Jung Institute of Chicago and is past president of the Institute. He is currently Vice President of the International Association for Analytical Psychology and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Analytical Psychology. He holds a PhD in philosophy from Yale University and an MA in clinical social work from the University of Chicago. He trained as an analyst at the Chicago Institute. Dr. Hogenson has published extensively on Analytical Psychology and psychoanalysis, beginning with his book, Jung’s Struggle with Freud. He lectures regularly in the United
States and abroad.
Dr. Hogenson first encountered Wagner’s Ring Cycle while attending the final performance of the centenary production in Bayreuth under the direction of Pierre Boulez. The Ring has since been an area of continuing interest for him, both as a masterpiece of operatic art and as an opportunity to explore the psychological significance of complex mythological and symbolic themes.
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