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Heroes – Then and Now

June 17, 2017 - 8:00 am - 10:30 am

1:00 p.m. June 17, 2017 Desiree Mays – Heroes Then and Now “Take a good look at Wotan,” Wagner tells us, “He is us!” What is a hero? Who are our heroes? Who are the heroes of the Ring, and how did they change over the course of composition? What is the meaning of Wagner’s Free Hero? This talk discusses heroes from tragic to romantic, their mission, their meaning, and their relevance both in the Ring cycle and to us today. Mays holds a Master of Arts degree in the Humanities from the University of Utah where she taught a course, “What Is Opera,” and taught the same course at the University of New Mexico.  Desirée has hosted two radio shows: “Our Arts” in Salt Lake City where she co-produced the award-winning series “Life is a Creative Process.” 

The Society is delighted to have Desiree Mays back for what will be an interesting and informative presentation. This program is free for members and for non-members we suggest a $10 donation per person.

JCC-San Franciso

3200 California Street at Presidio

San Francisco, CA 94118



June 17, 2017
8:00 am - 10:30 am


The Wagner Society of Northern California

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