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1977-2017! 40th anniversary celebrations are underway. See info below and on Events page. 
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 began on Feb. 12, 2017,
http://www.bayreuther-festspiele.de/news/180/details_44.htm
The Wagner Society of New York announces a lecture series by Prof. John Muller during the latter part of the Bayreuth Festival. Please click here for full details.


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.

For current members:
July 14 (Tu.,), 6:30 pm. Annual business meeting, at the Liederkranz Foundation, NYC.
Official notice, with proxy attached, has been mailed to all domestic current members. (Open only to current members.)

Upcoming Events:
BAYREUTH ATTENDEES: please note our annual Bayreuth lecture series: Aug. 20-Aug. 28, 10:30 a.m.
 Arvena Kongress Hotel (EduardBayerlein-Straße 5a, Bayreuth). Lectures will be given by Prof. John Muller (The Juilliard School). Schedule: August 20: Tristan und Isolde; August 21: Parsifal; August 23: Das Rheingold; August 24: Die Walküre; August 25: Parsifal; August 26: Siegfried; August 27: Die Meistersinger; August 28: Götterdämmerung. Each lecture is 1-1/2 hours and costs 15 euros. For full details: www.wagnersocietyny.org/bayreuth_lect2017

“Bayreuth Discourse" at the Bayreuth Festival. A  two-day symposium on July 28 & 29, in Haus Wahnfried. This year’s theme: “Wagner’s Work and National Socialism.” Details: www.bayreuther-festspiele.de/diskurs

2017-2018 season: plans will be announced later this summer. Our annual seminar will be during the Parsifal performances at the Met in Feb. 2018. Note on your calendar: Sun., Feb. 18.


Also:
The April 30 Dutchman cruise was a great success and our guests of honor - Holländer cast members (Dolora Zajick, AJ Glueckert, Franz-Josef Selig, and Michael Volle)  and Günther Groissböck (Baron Ochs in Der Rosenkavalier) - were very gracious. See photos of the event on our Facebook page

Review of Canadian Opera Company's recent Götterdämmerung with Christine Goerke as Brünnhilde: Click on Wagner Notes button (reprinted from the April 2017 issue).

WSNY YouTube: 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.

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 6/11/17
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

P.O. Box 230949, Ansonia Station

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

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