Basement Wagner: A brief history of the Bayreuther Festspiele

Installation by Liz Glynn with performances and workshops organized by Liz Glynn and Juliana Snapper
June 5th – 19th, 2010

Event dates/times as listed below.
Installation on view by appointment – call ahead to 213.483.8761 or email machine@machineproject.com.


In conjunction with the Ring Cycle Festival happening in Los Angeles this summer, we’re hosting a series of Wagneriffic events and installations in June. These include:


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 and 9:30pm:
We Sing the Ring
Two sessions of a Richard Wagner singalong led by Juliana Snapper. Tone-deaf amateurs and aspiring professionals are welcome to come and learn the major leitmotifs in Wagner’s Ring Cycle. RSVP required via the links below:

8pm session: RSVP
9:30pm session: RSVP


Saturday June 12th, 8pm:
On the Operatic Origins of the American Space Program
Lecture by Jason Brown. No RSVP required, but please arrive early to guarantee a seat.


Friday June 18th, 10am – 10pm:
Hojotoho!
Wagner’s song staged by a series of different artists acting as opera director, with Juliana Snapper as Brunhilde. An all day event, drop by any time from 10am – 10pm (note, it will get crowded around 3pm though, there’s a tour group coming by).

Artists:
Jon C. Daly, Angela Dufresne, Sean Griffin, Ann Magnuson, Elana Mann, and Ridykulous (A.L. Steiner and Nicole Eisenmann). Art direction for video by Paula Cronan.


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