Wagner at Machine Project Tonight

He’s not actually gonna be there (he died 117 years ago), but starting tonight and continuing through this month Machine Project is going to be hosting some “Wagneriffic” events and installations. They are collectively entitled Basement Wagner: A Brief History of the Bayreuther Festspiele and include an installation by Liz Glynn and performances and workshops organized by her and  Juliana Snapper. The opening reception is tonight (Saturday, June 5) from 6:00 to 10:00 pm. Here’s the full list of all the events:

Saturday June 5th, 6pm – 10pm:
Walking through Wagner
A step-by-step participatory walk-through of Wagner’s complete stage directions for all four operas. Opening night of installation.

Friday June 11th, 8pm:
We Sing the Ring
A Richard Wagner singalong lead by Juliana Snapper. Tone-deaf amateurs and aspiring professionals are welcome to come and learn the major leitmotifs in Wagner’s Ring Cycle.

Saturday June 12th, 8pm:
On the Operatic Origins of the American Space Program
Lecture by Jason Brown

Friday June 18th, 10am – 10pm:
Wagner’s song staged by a series of different artists acting as opera director, with Juliana Snapper as Brunhilde.

Saturday June 19th, 8pm:
the ing Cycle
A musical performance by ing. Closing night of installation.

Machine Project is located at 1200 N. Alvarado St.

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