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: to learn, to teach, to share.

Your membership is vital to support our endeavors and to assist promising singers with grants and performances.

Our Membership year runs from September to August. All dues and contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Membership has many benefits including:

  • Free or discounted registration (live and livestream) to diverse and exclusive programs, including: interviews, lectures, films, seminars, recitals.
  • Wagner Notes, the Society’s newsletter, is published periodically, and covers international reviews, Society events, and information on Wagner worldwide. It is sent to all members in hard copy or digitally by email.
  • Group Sales: exclusive opportunities to obtain discounted tickets to select operas and concerts featuring Wagner’s music.
  • Frequent updates via email and social media.
  • Discounted prices for books, scores, audio guides, and merchandise.
  • WSNY YouTube channel, for highlights of past programs with Wagner singers and scholars.
  • Bayreuth Ticket access: the opportunity to attend the festival and participate in English-language programs and events.

Membership Options

  • Regular:

  • Student:


    all events free

  • Senior (65+):

  • Digital Member:


    online access to all livestreamed events (in-person at non-member rate); Wagner Notes electronically by email; no Bayreuth ticket access; no WSNY voting rights

  • Dual Member:


    Two persons at same address

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Special Contributor Memberships

Contributions of $250 and above provide additional funds to support important Society activity. The Society acknowledges Special Contributors in its newsletter, programs, and online.

  • Patron:

  • Sponsor:

  • Benefactor:

  • Ring Leader:

  • Visionary:

  • Sustainers’ Circle:


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