The Wagner Society of New York, Inc., is a not-for-profit organization chartered in New York State for the purpose of furthering the appreciation and performance of the works of the great composer. Our members come from throughout the United States, Canada, and many other countries.
The Wagner Society of New York seeks a relationship with its members, donors and friends marked by transparency and informative communication. To this end we have prepared an Annual Report for the 2022-23 season that describes our organizational, artistic and financial activities. We hope that you find it edifying and that you will maintain, and enhance, your connection with the Society.
Download the 2022-23 report here.
Monthly Society Programs include lectures, films, receptions, interviews, book signings, symposia, and more, all designed to keep attendees au courant. The Society also sponsors three highly regarded series:
The Recital Series
presents young and exciting Wagnerian singers in recital. Additionally, the Society awards grants to selected promising singers each season, in order to assist them in the early stages of their careers and thereby promote the quality of future Wagner performances. For information on WSNY Singers Awards, click on Singers Awards page.
The Commemorative Series
celebrates the memory of past artists in the Wagner repertoire with the goal of keeping the tradition fresh—a confirmation for those who remember and a revelation for those who don’t.
The Seminar Series
examines a Wagner opera in depth by concentrating on current scholarship, performance practices, and interviews with singers and conductors, thus broadening our members’ knowledge of Wagner’s works.
If you love music, opera, and Wagner, you owe it to yourself to become a member of the largest and most active Wagner society in the country. As a volunteer organization that welcomes members’ participation, the Society offers you the opportunity to play an active role in making things happen, while at the same time meeting a diverse group of fellow Wagnerians — all devoted to furthering the Society’s motto:
Click here to become a Member!