"The Icelandic Edda: Myth and the Mind--Wagner, Tolkien and Beyond"
The Sequentia Ensemble unveils its dramatic recreation of the Edda, the powerful Norse saga that fired Wagner’s transformation of ancient myth into a new art form. The panel looks at the origins and influence of the Edda, a few of the Edda-related treasures in the Library’s collections, including a manuscript fragment, and the potent combination of myth and music and its effect on the mind.
All events are presented at 6:15 p.m. in the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street, S.E., Washington, D.C., unless otherwise noted. Tickets are not required, but seating is limited.
Metro: Capitol South