The tragedy of the warrior-maiden Brünnhilde, her beloved hero Siegfried, and all the gods brings nothing less than the end of one world, the beginning of a new one, and the ultimate triumph of love over evil. In the entire operatic repertoire, you won’t find greater musical and dramatic grandeur, or more staggeringly intense emotions, than in Wagner’s Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods). Only a work of this scale could close the monumental Ring Cycle. Seeing and hearing it in a live performance is one of the greatest experiences that any opera-goer can enjoy. Sung in German with projected English translations. LEARN MORE
Running Time: 5 hours, 15 minutes with 2 intermissions.
SCHEDULE11:30am-12:30pm | Talk by George Hogenson, Jungian Analyst (Malott Room)1:00-1:30pm | Pre-performance talk by Colin Ure2:00pm | 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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