Past Events

Past Events

Past Events

Stephen Gould Book Launch & Annual Meeting

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

An event to celebrate the life of Stephen Gould and the publication of his book Performing Wagner: A Singer's Perspective on the Major Roles. Co-author Peter Phillips will relate how the book took form and lead a discussion on some of the many interesting insights that Gould offers on Wagner's heroic characters.

Free

Met Opera Backstage Tour

The Metropolitan Opera 30 Lincoln Center Plz., New York, NY, United States

Join other Wagner Society members for a private backstage tour of the Metropolitan Opera. All proceeds will be directed to the Society's Singers Fund.

$35.00

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