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Metropolitan Opera next season: Tristan und Isolde opens the season. Dates: Sept. 26, 30, Oct. 3, 8m, 13, 17, 24, 27, 2016. Live in HD: Sat., Oct. 8. And a second Wagner opera next season. Der fliegende Holländer: Apr 25, 29m, May 4, 8, 12
Bayreuth broadcasts can be found here: http://www.operacast.com/bayreuth_2016.htm It indicates which sites are transmitting these performances "live" and which ones provide rebroadcasts. The rebroadcasts are welcome, since one doesn't have to put up with hour-long intermissions. This website, run by Liz and Geoffrey Riggs (long time WSNY members), features extensive day-by-day listings of all on-line audio webcasts of full-length operatic programming. (The site is no longer able to cover the rapidly burgeoning opera videocasts on the web.) Operacast is available at Operacast - Opera Broadcasts on the Internet
BayreuthLecture Series – August 2016 John J. H. Muller, Lecturer
WSNY presents a lecture series in English by Professor John J. H. Muller, Juilliard music history professor. At the Arvena Kongress Hotel (Eduard-Bayerlein-Straße 5a, Bayreuth). Schedule: August 20: Das Rheingold, August 21: Die Walküre, August 22: Tristan und Isolde, August 23: Siegfried, August 24: Parsifal, August 25: Götterdämmerung, August 26: Der fliegende Holländer. 10:30 am;1.5 hours; cost: 15 euros. Pay at the door, for all lectures. Click here for more information.
Also note: a few tickets for 2016 are available from the Bayreuth Festival website: Go to http://ticket.btfs.de.
MEMBERSHIP: Join or renew now and obtain many member benefits, including opportunities for group sales. Membership year: Sept. 2016–Aug. 2017. Click here or go to the membership button.
Launching the 2016-17 season: (You may join or renew now; see the secure online form on the website. Membership year: Sept.-Aug.)
• Sept. 23 (Fri.): Annual roundup of major festivals (WNO Ring, Budapest, Bayreuth), by members who were there, with slides and commentary. At the Liederkranz Foundation, 6 E. 87th St., NYC.
• Oct. 9 (Sun.): Seminar on Tristan: scholars and experts (including Jeffrey Swann, Hans Vaget, Donald Rosenthal) and the Met Cast Roundtable. At St. Joseph's School, 420 E, 87th St., NYC. Details and a reservation form will be available here and will also mailed soon. We note now that speakers will include Prof. Hans Vaget, Jeffrey Swann, and Donald Rosenthal (art historian), and that Nina Stemme and Ekatarina Gubanova have accepted for the Met Cast Roundtable. Members receive a discount: a good reason to join or renew right away.
• Nov. 9 (Wed.): Cesare Civetta:"Toscanini and Wagner"; with visuals and audio. At the Liederkranz.
New WSNY YouTubes are now available:
• Interview with Waltraud Meier from WSNY's May 5, 2016 tribute.
Wagner in the U.S. and Canada: 2016-2017
Click here for a comprehensive list of performances (and performers, if known) of Wagner operas on these shores. The list will be updated as new information is received. You don't have to go abroad to hear and see great performances.
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