Los Angeles Ring Festival 2010

Seminar at MSMC about the LA Ring Festival 2010

L.A. Ring Festival Launch 14 April 2010 at LACMA

The Festival was launched with a party at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on the evening of 14 April 2010.

Here are some video clips of that launch:

– daKAH Hip Hop Orchestra played Wagner as the Rhine Maidens found a table at the party, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32TQSy9hHT0

– a Wagner Horn call announced the beginning of the Festival, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gqL59bb1io

– conductor James Conlon spoke at the launch, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Se9xv4dF5ns

– the Verdi Chorus added their voices to the party, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9icuTwGEjE

– leader of the Festival, Barry Sanders spoke, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mu1UNKCkWM

– the Rhine Maidens sang the siren song, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNetuwPlqQQ

– the food scene was lively and appealing, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeJOO0VAc4k

The several hundred party-goers brought together art groups, civic leaders, and educators in the Los Angeles are.  An auspicious beginning of the coming Festival through June 2010.

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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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