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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. 
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 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!

The Wagner Society of New York has suffered a grievous loss: our beloved vice president Kit Gill died on March 20. A friend to all, she was totally dedicated to the Society's interests and assisted our activities and development in countless ways.  We dedicated our March 21st program to her memory. 

MEMBERSHIP: Join or renew now and obtain many member benefits, including opportunities for group sales. Membership year: Sept. 2016–Aug. 2017. New membership received after March 1, is valid through August 2018. Click here or go to the membership button.

Upcoming events:
•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. 40th anniversary celebratory Dutchman cruise on the yacht Cloud Nine IV.
 Details and reservation form to come.
•May 20 (Sat.), 6:00–9:00 p.m. 40th anniversary recital & gala eception/buffet, with outstanding Society grantees.
Details and reservation form to come.

Review of Dutch National Opera Parsifal, with Günther Groissbock as Gurnemanz.  Click on Wagner Notes button (reprinted from the Feb. 2017 issue).

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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