Past Events

Wagner From a Queer Perspective

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

An exploration of recent works of interest to queer Wagnerians and the homosexuality of key people in Wagner’s circle (such as King Ludwig II and Wagner’s son Siegfried), Wagner’s fetishes with respect to satin and perfume, the unorthodox sexual relationships and ethics in Wagner’s life and works, and LGBTQ+ devotees to Wagner’s operas from the 19th century to today.

Free – $15.00

Atlanta Walküre Post-Performance Brunch

9 Mile Station 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA, United States

Join WSNY Members and Guests for a post-performance brunch at 9 Mile Station, a rooftop restaurant at Ponce City Market in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward. Enjoy a casual meet-up to discuss Die Walküre and take in the sweeping views of the Atlanta Skyline.

$25.00

Atlanta Die Walküre Hospitality

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA, United States

WSNY Members may join board members and donors of The Atlanta Opera for pre-performance hors d'œuvres and tapas, then cocktails and desserts at intermission, and a post-performance champagne toast for the April 27 performance of Die Walküre.

Free

Special Contributors Reception with Oksana Lyniv

A private reception in honor of Maestra Oksana Lyniv. Oksana Lyniv was the first woman to conduct at the Bayreuth Festival when she led Der fliegende Holländer in 2021, a work she will conduct again at this summer’s Festival. She was in New York to conduct Puccini’s Turandot at the Metropolitan Opera Feb. 28 - […]

Free

Art & Social Transformation

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

Professor Larry Wolff joins us to discuss Wagner's convictions of "Art and Social Transformation."

Free – $15.00

“Long Live America!”: Wagner and the New World

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

Scholar Hans Vaget returns to offer thoughts on Wagner's relationship with America.

Free – $15.00

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

Film: Global Wagner: From Bayreuth to the World

Dolby Screening Room 1350 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, United States

Documentary screening Global Wagner – From Bayreuth to the World is not a biography of Richard Wagner, nor is it a musicological analysis of his work. This is a documentary dedicated solely to the world’s fascination with the man, and an exploration of the question as to how such massive hype and world-wide cult following […]

Free – $20.00

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

Recent Wagner Productions

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

Description: Our well-traveled Society members reported on productions of Wagner operas in the U.S. and abroad, including Opera Atlanta’s Das Rheingold, the Bayreuth Festival’s Parsifal, and Ring Cycles in Budapest and Vienna. We also had a presentation by bass-baritone Joseph Parrish, our 2023 Bayreuth stipendiat, and a talk with two young WSNY members about their […]