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    https://d2wldr9tsuuj1b.cloudfront.net/21107/slideshows/homeCustom1400x480/1200px-Bayreuth_Festspielhaus_2006-07-16.jpg The 2019 Bayreuth Festival Opens on Thursday, July 25! Click Here For More Info On Bayreuth Festival and WSNY Lectures! /bayreuth-festival-and-wsny _self
    https://d2wldr9tsuuj1b.cloudfront.net/21107/slideshows/homeCustom1400x480/2018Parsifal0100.png Bayerischer Staatsoper Parsifal 2018: Nina Stemme (Kundry), Wolfgang Koch (Klingsor). Bildcopyright: © Ruth Walz
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  • Welcome to the Wagner Society of New York

    Established in 1977, we are celebrating our 41st anniversary this year!

    The Wagner Society of New York is the largest in North America.


    Please visit this website often, for information on upcoming events -- many of which are offered for free or at discounted rates to members -- excerpts from our bi-monthly publication Wagner Notes, group sales, the opportunity to apply for Bayreuth Festival tickets, and to find our extensive catalogue of Wagner-related books (with member discounts), and links to many other Wagner organizations and institutions.

    If you are not yet a member, join now to receive these and many other Society benefits -- most especially, the unique opportunity to meet and mingle with celebrities from the world of opera, and a diverse group of like-minded people from around the world who admire and follow the music of Richard Wagner.

    Wagner Society Offers Popular Bayreuth Festival Lectures Again in 2019! Click here for detailed lecture schedule and information. Click here for the Bayreuth and WSNY Bayreuth policies. For more information, click here to visit the Festival website. Please check our Bayreuth Festival page often for updated announcements.

  • Looking Ahead...

    • September 20, 2019, 6:00 to 8:00pm: 2019-20 Season Kick-Off Event: Bayreuth Festival, 1876-2019
    • November 13, 2019: Francesca Zambello, general and artistic director of The Glimmerglass Festival, will present a program on Die Feen. It's exciting that Wagner's first opera will be performed at the 2020 summer festival, the first staged performance in the Northeast United States. Details to come.
    • Spring 2020: The Met will stage a new production of Der Fliegende Holländer (the only Wagner opera next season), which will be the subject of our next Seminar! Details to come.
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