Department of Music, School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music

College of Arts and Law


Code 17941

Level of study Third/Final year

Credit value 20

Semester Running Spring 2012. Further information available June 2012.

Module description

Wagner is the most important of all Romantic opera composers. His operas and associated dramatic theories had a profound influence reaching far into the twentieth century. The course will give a general overview of Wagner's achievements, but focus in more detail on the operas from 'Das Rheingold' to 'Parsifal'.

Teaching and learning methods

Seminars. Examined by two assessed essays.