Welcome to the Wagner Society of New York

To view information about the Society (the largest in this continent, established in 1977, 40th anniversary this year!), 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
     UPDATE TO Bayreuth Policies for 2018 (Bayreuth Festival and WSNY). Click here for the Bayreuth and WSNY Bayreuth policies. The following is copied directly from the Bayreuth Festival website:
"The immediate online procurement of tickets for the Bayreuth Festival 2018 is expected to begin at 2 p. m. (CET) on March 18, 2018, i. e. without often long-standing and annoying waiting times. As in previous years, tickets for all performances of the upcoming Festival will be available online for immediate purchase. Since we strive to make the Bayreuth Festival accessible to as many interested parties as possible, we find it fair when starting the immediate online procurement in 2018 to consider at first those interested parties who were unable to obtain tickets by means of the written or online ordering process. Over the next few weeks, we will publish further information on the preparation and process of the immediate online procurement." 

[WSNY will post here any information that the Bayreuth website provides or will provide a link.]

MEMBERSHIP: Join or renew now and obtain many member benefits, including opportunities for group sales. Membership year: Sept. 2017–Aug. 2018. New membership received after March 1, 2018, is valid through August 2019. Click here or go to the membership button. SPECIAL SEMINAR OFFER: If you join when registering for the Feb. 18th Parsifal Seminar, your membership will be extended to August 2019.

Upcoming Events:
• Jan. 28 (Sun.), 3:00 p.m. Vocal Showcase: Parsifal, with talk. Bruno Walter Auditorium, Lincoln Center. WSNY grantee singers: Leah Crowne, soprano; Mauricio Trejo, tenor; John Dominick III, bass-baritone; Craig Ketter, piano. A joint event with the Met Opera Guild. WSNY members may call the MOG directly at 212-769-7028 to receive the member price of $30.00.

• Feb. 18 (Sun.), 12 noon – 5:00 pm.  WSNY's Annual Seminar: Parsifal. At St.Joseph's School, 420 East 87th Street, NYC. For secure online reservation form, click here. For flyer and reservation form, please click here.
A great line up of speakers and topics:

Prof. William Kinderman: “Grail vs. Anti-Grail: Drama and Music in Parsifal”; Prof. Katherine Syer: “Carving out Space in Parsifal: Creative Staging and Design Solutions to Wagner’s Drama” (Kinderman and Syer: U. of IL at Urbana-Champaign); Prof. Sarah Kay (Chair, NYU French Dept.): “Uncomprehending the Comprehensible, or How a Serving Dish Became the Grail”; Jeffrey Swann, Ph.D. (pianist/musicologist): “The Music of Parsifal: a Mixture, a Summation, or a Culmination?” Plus the Met Cast Roundtable.

• March 21 (Wed.).  Thomas S. Grey, Professor of Musicology, Stanford University: “The Ring as Eco-Parable.” At the Liederkranz.
Feb. 14, 15, and 17. New York Philharmonic: Die Walküre, Act I.

2017 Awards and Grants to Eight Young Singers Announced - click on Singers Awards
Wagner in the U.S. and Canada: 2017-2018 Updated 10/1/17
here for a comprehensive list of performances, performers, and creative team (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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