Past Events

Tannhäuser Seminar

Bohemian National Hall 321 E 73rd St., Third Floor, New York, United States
Hybrid Hybrid Event

Tannhäuser Seminar "I still owe the world a Tannhäuser" - Richard Wagner A half-day exploration of Wagner's opera, our annual seminar offers a deep-dive into the work and coincides with the Met Opera production this winter. Program: 12:00 noon: Introduction by David Shengold, music critic and lecturer 12:05 - 12:55 pm: John J. H. Muller […]

Free – $200.00

2023 Lohengrin Seminar

The Leonard Nimoy Thalia, Peter Norton Symphony Space 2537 Broadway at W 95th St, New York, NY, United States

Description: Our 42nd annual seminar, a half-day deep-dive into the world of Wagner’s Swan Knight. Moderated by composer and conductor Victoria Bond, with a presentation by Dr. Katherine Syer “Wagner’s Lohengrin: Blending Art and Life, On Stage and Off”; an interview with new production director François Girard; a roundtable with the Met cast featuring Günther […]

Die Meistersinger Seminar

The Leonard Nimoy Thalia, Peter Norton Symphony Space 2537 Broadway at W 95th St, New York, NY, United States

Wagner Society of New York presented its 41st Annual Seminar, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. This was our sixth Meistersinger Seminar; previous seminars took place in 1985 (Nathaniel Merrill production, 1959–1985), 1993 (current Schenk/Schneider-Siemssen production), 2001, 2007, and 2014.  12:00 p.m. Introduction: Victoria Bond, Moderator. Composer, Conductor, Lecturer 12:05 – 12:50 Jeffrey Swann, Ph.D., concert pianist and lecturer; […]

Der fliegende Holländer Seminar

40th Annual Seminar Part 1: Hans Rudolf Vaget, Prof. Emeritus of German Studies, Smith College, “Der fliegende Holländer: The Jewish Connection: Wagner and Heinrich Heine” Peter Bloom, Prof. of Humanities, Emeritus, Smith College, “Der fliegende Holländer: The French Connection” - Joe Pearce, President, Vocal Record Collectors Society, “Sentas: Known and Unknown” Interview with two cast […]

Seminar: “New Insights into Wagner’s Ring Cycle”

Speakers: Assoc. Prof. Gundula Kreuzer, Hannah Chan-Hartley, Alexander K. Rothe, Prof. Simon Williams; moderator: Robert J. Sweeney. Met Cast Roundtable: Christine Goerke, Greer Grimsley, Tomasz Konieczny, Stefan Vinke.    

Parsifal Seminar

Annual Seminar:  Parsifal. Speakers: William Kinderman, Katherine Syer, Sarah Kay, Jeffrey Swann. Met Cast Roundtable: Evelyn Herlitzius, Peter Mattei, and Evgeny Nikitin. Moderator: F. Peter Phillips.

Tristan und Isolde Seminar

Tristan und Isolde Seminar: Donald Rosenthal, Robert Sutherland, Jeffrey Swann, Hans Vaget, and the Met  Tristan Cast Roundtable: Nina Stemme, Ekaterina Gubanova, Stuart Skelton, and René Pape.  Moderator: Robert J. Sweeney.

Tannhäuser Seminar

Tannhäuser Seminar: Speakers: Dorothea von Mücke, Marion Burleigh-Motley, Joe Pearce, Victor Callegari, Ira Lieberman, Sylvia Nolan, Jasmin Cowin; Met Cast Roundtable: Eva-Maria Westbroek, Michelle DeYoung, Frank van Aken, Peter Mattei, Günther Groissböck. Robert Sweeney, moderator. 

Die Meistersinger Seminar

Seminar on Die Meistersinger. Speakers: Marian Burleigh-Motley, Nicholas Vazsonyi, Donald Palumbo, Joe Pearce; Met principals; Annette Dasch, Johan Botha, James Morris. Moderator: Robert J. Sweeney.

Wagner and Strauss Seminar

Wagner and Strauss Seminar, with emphasis on  Die Frau ohne Schatten. Speakers: Vladimir Jurowski (conductor), J. Knighten Smit (director), Prof. Kevin C. Karnes, Prof. Bryan Gilliam, Joe Pearce; Met Cast Roundtable: Christine Goerke, Anne Schwanewilms, Ildikó Komlósi, Johan Reuter. Moderator: Robert J. Sweeney. 

Götterdämmerung Seminar

Götterdämmerung Seminar: Scholars: Marian Burleigh-Motley, Will Crutchfield, Ryan Minor, Joe Pearce, Hilan Warshaw; Met Cast Roundtable: Katarina Dalayman, Wendy Bryn Harmer, Hans-Peter König, Jay Hunter Morris, Iain Paterson.

Die Walküre Seminar

Annual Seminar on  Die Walküre during the Met run. Distinguished scholars (Edward Haymes, Joe Pearce, Jeffrey Swann, Hilan Warshaw), and Met Cast Roundtable: Sabine Hogrefe (Brünnhilde cover), Marjorie Elinor Dix, Stuart Skelton, and Jukka Rasilainen (Wotan cover).