Los Angeles Ring Festival 2010

Seminar at MSMC about the LA Ring Festival 2010

A blog about the L.A. Ring Festival 2010

Welcome to our blog about the Los Angeles Ring Festival 2010! We are a group based in L.A. who are studying the Ring of the Nibelung operas and looking at the significance of the Ring Festival 2010 for our community. Our blog originated with the “Two Rings” seminar in the Masters Degree Program in the Humanities at Mount St. Mary’s College led by Dr. Mike Heim.  The seminar began in 2007 and continues through 2009, with a Festival version planned for the summer of 2010. The Two Rings seminar focuses on the themes of fellowship and power relationships in both Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien) and Ring of the Nibelung (Richard Wagner). Mount St. Mary’s College is one of 50 cultural partners involved in the Los Angeles Ring Festival.

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2 Responses

  1. First Poster says:

    What significance do you think the Festival might have?

  2. laringfestival says:

    Well, the discussions so far seem to reveal two groups. On one side of the table sit people who believe that the Festival is unlikely to be more than an opportunity to stimulate business for the L.A. Opera and related organizations. On the other side sit people who sense a larger occasion, a unifying community event where big ideals can play out and launch new movements that create community. I guess one side might be roughly characterized as “business-as-usual” and the other side as “idealistic.” The split might seem too obvious and too politically predictable. But when I say “two sides of the table” I mean quite literally that I have sat in discussions where the split was 50 / 50 and the attitudes were consciously divided and argued.

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