Past Events

Talk with Metropolitan Opera Concertmaster David Chan

National Opera Center 330 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY, United States
Hybrid Hybrid Event

Description: Our guest speaker, Maestro David Chan, in his 24th season as concertmaster of New York's Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, which performs almost daily under a constantly changing series of conductors.  Mr. Chan discussed those challenges, as well as his experiences as an orchestral conductor in the United States and in Europe. Mr. Chan is a […]

Free – $15.00

Maestro Thomas Guggeis on Conducting Wagner

National Opera Center 330 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY, United States

Maestro Thomas Guggeis shared his insights into the challenges of conducting the Ring in Berlin and Der fliegende Holländer at the Metropolitan Opera, with particular emphasis on the influence of bel canto tradition in Wagner’s vocal writing. Thomas Guggeis created an international stir in March 2018 when he was tapped to take over a highly […]

Tenors Clay Hilley and Issachah Savage

Description: Wagner Society grantees Clay Hilley and Issachah Savage recently recorded a thrilling interview with Society Singers Program Director Scott Carlton, and was videocast to WSNY members. For many years, the Society has been honored to support careers of young Wagnerians who have subsequently built major careers. Hilley and Savage are among the most recent and […]

Talk with Stefan Vinke

3 West Club 3 W51st. St., New York, United States

Interview with heldentenor Stefan Vinke, Aegisth in Elektra, Siegfried in the 2019 Met Ring.

Donald Palumbo: Wagner and the Met Chorus

Holy Trinity Church 213 West 82nd Street, New York, NY, United States

Renowned Met Chorus Master Donald Palumbo, who directed 200 chorus members in the Metropolitan Opera’s recent revival of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, gave a talk to the WSNY community.

Maestro Pappano on Meistersinger

National Opera Center 330 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY, United States

Sir Antonio Pappano, conductor of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at the Met and Music director of the Royal Opera House, was interviewed by Fred Cohn at this exclusive WSNY event, which took place live at the National Opera Center in New York City.