The Getty Center and The Getty Villa
Festival events will take place at a wide variety of venues throughout Southern California from April 15 to June 30, 2010. For a schedule of related events at all venues, visit the festival Web site at www.RingFestivalLA.com.
Wagner's Mythology: Roots and Inspiration
The Getty Villa
Date: Saturday, June 19, 2010
Time: 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: Getty Villa, Auditorium
Admission: $95; $75 students. A ticket is required.
The seminar at the Getty Villa features a day of lectures with a special presentation by LA Opera maestro James Conlon, tours of the Museum's antiquities collection, and a musical performance. A ticket is required; open to 200 participants.
Coffee and Registration 9:00–9:30 a.m.
Welcome 9:30–9:40 a.m. Barry Sanders, Ring Festival LA leader and LA Opera board member Rainer Mack, manager of education, the J. Paul Getty Museum
Morning Sessions: "Introduction: Romantic Roots" 9:40–10:00 a.m. Peter Tokofsky, specialist in German folklore and education specialist, the J. Paul Getty Museum
"Aeschylus and Wagner" 10:00–10:45 a.m. Mary Louise Hart, associate curator of antiquities, the J. Paul Getty Museum
Break 10:45–11:00 a.m.
"Im Legendenton: On Wagner's Sonic Mythography" 11:00–11:45 a.m. Mitchell Morris, professor of musicology, University of California, Los Angeles
Question-and-Answer Session 11:45 a.m.–noon
Lunch and Tours: Group I Noon–12:45 p.m.—Tours of galleries 12:45–1:30 p.m.—Lunch
Group II Noon–12:45 p.m.—Lunch 12:45–1:30 p.m.—Tours of galleries
Afternoon Sessions: Conversation with James Conlon, Richard Seaver Music Director of LA Opera 1:30–2:15 p.m.
"Music That Inspired Wagner's Mythology" 2:30–3:45 p.m. Introduction by Stacy C. Brightman, director of education and community programs, LA Opera; with performances by Erika Wueschner (soprano), Robert MacNeil (tenor), and Catherine Miller (piano)
Antiquity and Wagner's Ring Cycle
The Getty Villa
Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2010, and Sunday, May 23, 2010
Time: 2:30–4:00 p.m.
Location: Getty Villa, Museum galleries
Admission: Free; a ticket is required.
Mythology: Classic and Contemporary
The Getty Center
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2010
Time: 10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Location: Getty Center, Research Institute Lecture Hall and Museum galleries
Admission: $20; a ticket is required.
How to Get Here
The Getty Center is located at 1200 Getty Center Drive in Los Angeles, California, approximately 12 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. See Hours, Directions, Parking for maps and driving directions.
The Getty Villa is located at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California, approximately 25 miles west of downtown Los Angeles. See Hours, Directions, Parking for directions and parking information.