Welcome to the Wagner Society of New York

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 will begin on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 8 a.m. EST.


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:
•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.

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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