Welcome to the Wagner Society of New York

1977-2017! Forty years and counting! We will announce celebrations for this anniversary year during the season. 
To view information about the Society (the largest in this continent, established in 1977), upcoming events, membership, excerpts from our bimonthly publication Wagner Notes, our extensive catalogue of Wagner-related books (with member discounts), and links to many other Wagner organizations and institutions, please click on the buttons. An online membership form is also available. 
     If you are a non member, join now to receive many Society benefits, including the bimonthly publication Wagner Notes, free admission to regular programs, discounted fees for special programs, group sales, and the opportunity to apply for Bayreuth Festival tickets.
 For information on all Society matters, please email wagnerring@aol.com
Bayreuth Policies for 2017 (Bayreuth Festival and WSNY): click here for full information.
Update: Internet sales for Bayreuth tickets will begin on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 8 a.m. EST.


40th anniversary season of the Wagner Society of New York!

Review of The Flying Dutchman: A Wagner First in Singapore, by Andrea Buchanan: click on Wagner Notes button (reprinted from the Dec. 2016 issue). We congratulate the Richard Wagner Association of Singapore on their achievement in producing the first Wagner opera ever performed in Singapore.

Bayreuth rebroadcasts can befound here: http://www.operacast.com/bayreuth_2016.htm  Many performances are rebroadcast for a period of time after the festival dates.

MEMBERSHIP: Join or renew now and obtain many member benefits, including opportunities for group sales. Membership year: Sept. 2016–Aug. 2017. Click here or go to the membership button.

Upcoming events:
•Feb. 24 (Fri.), 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Austrian Cultural Forum exhibit:
175 Years of the New York  Philharmonic and the Vienna Philharmonic. Special viewing for WSNY members with talks by archivists of both orchestras. Attendance is limited; RSVP to wagnerring@aol.com
•March 21 (Tu.), 6:00 p.m. Interview with Fidelio stars
: Klaus Florian Vogt (Florestan), Sebastian Weigle (conductor), Hanna-Elisabeth Müller (Marzelline) German Consulate, 871 U.N. Plaza (1st Ave.@49th St.). Special 40th anniversary event for WSNY members. Reservations required; RSVP to wagnerring@aol.com
•March 26 (Sun.). Special Contributors Reception: Günther Groissböck
, Met bass (Don Fernando in Fidelio and Baron Ochs in Der Rosenkavalier), honoree. By invitation.
•April 30 (Sun.), 12:00 noon–3:00 p.m. Dutchman cruise.
Details to come.

WSNYYouTube: A new one has just gone live; check it out
Seminar: Met Cast Roundtable, featuring the four Tristan principals: Nina Stemme, Ekaterina Gubanova, Stuart Skelton, and René Pape, interviewed by Robert Sweeney.
Also note: now available -- 
CD of Jeffrey Swann's Seminar talk "The Unique Expressive Power of Tristan's Music" is now available. To order: Specify Tristan (3)-CD. $15.00 + $4.00 postage (check only, to WSNY). Mail to P.O. Box 230949, Ansonia Station, New York, NY 10023-0949.

Wagner in the U.S. and Canada: 2017-2018 Updated 2/3/17
here for a comprehensive list of performances (and performers, if known) of Wagner operas on these shores. The list will be updated as new information is received. You don't have to go abroad to hear and see great performances.

Wagner Society of New York

P.O. Box 230949, Ansonia Station

New York, NY 10023-0949 
Phone: (212) 749-4561; Fax: (212) 749-1542 


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