Women and Redemption in Wagner:the case of Senta Michael Fuller studied Chemistry and Theology at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge before being ordained in the Church of England. He is currently a Senior Teaching Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, where he lectures on the relationships between science and religion, and an Honorary Canon… Continue reading Women and Redemption in Wagner:the case of Senta
Debussy and Wagner -Dr. David Code Monday 14th October at 18.30 Like many leading cultural figures of his generation, the French composer Claude Debussy (1862-1918) went through a phase of passionate wagnérisme, during which he undertook the so-called ‘pilgrimage’ to Bayreuth. His struggle to ‘work through’ this towering musical influence left clear traces in… Continue reading Debussy and Wagner
Alberich: Antagonist or Protagonist? 9th September at 6.30p.m. It is easy to see Alberich as the villain of the Ring. Wotan certainly sees him this way and so do many directors. He is often used as an example of Wagner's anti-semitism and, while the great Brünnhildes, Wotans, Siegfrieds et al are endlessly poured over and… Continue reading Alberich: Antagonist or Protagonist?