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1977-2017! 40th anniversary celebrations are underway. See info below and on Events page.
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•April 30 (Sun.), 12:00 noon–3:00 p.m. 40th anniversary celebratory Dutchman cruise on the yacht Cloud Nine IV. A reservation form has been mailed to members. Here is a link for downloading a copy - reservation form, and here is a link for reserving online (preferred) - secure online reservation form.
Please note that Reservations are
needed by April 24 for our Dutchman cruise on April 30. Michael Volle, the
Dutchman in the upcoming Met production of Der fliegende Holländer, will
be our guest of honor on the cruise. What could be better?
•May 20 (Sat.), 6:00–9:00 p.m. Recital by two outstanding grantees performing Wagner repertoire, followed by a reception and gala buffet. A celebration of Wagner’s 204th birthday, and WSNY’s 40th anniversary. Catered by Openskies Hospitality, at the Liederkranz, 6 E. 87th St., Manhattan. Details and reservation form to follow.
•June 14 (Wed.), 7:30 pm. Lecture by Prof. Simon Williams: “Wagner and Nietzsche: The Unique Vision of Parsifal.” At the Liederkranz. Prof. Williams (UC Santa Barbara) was our Bayreuth lecturer from 1998–2000, and is a writer and lecturer on Wagner and other opera topics. Prepare for Parsifal at the Met in Feb. 2018.
Dutch National Opera Parsifal, with Günther Groissbock as
on Wagner Notes button (reprinted from the
Feb. 2017 issue).
WSNYYouTube: A new one has just gone live; check it out
Tristan 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
Click 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
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York, NY 10023-0949
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