Course Outline

This course was previously offered by the Metropolitan Opera Guild. It is now available only through Triangle Wagner Society. If you took it in the past, consider refreshing your knowledge by taking it again!

The Ring. Music, Motifs, and Magic

In this five-part course, beginning with The Harmonic Toolbox, Victoria Bond illuminates the harmonies, melodies, and leifmotifs of the four operas that comprise Wagner’s Ring. This course will both provide new insights to experienced Wagnerites and help those with no musical background to better understand and appreciate Wagner’s musical and dramatic creations.

  • Section 1 –  Introduction: Harmonic Toolbox for These Operas (20 min)
  • Section 2Das Rheingold (1 hr, 24 min)
  • Section 3Die Walküre (1 hr, 12 min)
  • Section 4Siegfried (1 hr, 28 min)
  • Section 5 – Götterdämmerung (1 hr, 30 min)


Handouts for the course are available after you make your purchase.


After you purchase the course, you can access the different sections one at a time or all at once for six months.


View instructions to purchase the course.

the ring: motifs music and magic

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