Welcome to the Wagner Society of New York

To view information about the Society (the largest in this continent, established in 1977), upcoming events, membership, excerpts from our bimonthly publication Wagner Notes, our extensive catalogue of Wagner-related books (with member discounts), and links to many other Wagner organizations and institutions, please click on the buttons. An online membership form is also available. 
     If you are a non member, join now to receive many Society benefits, including the bimonthly publication Wagner Notes, free admission to regular programs, discounted fees for special programs, group sales, and the opportunity to apply for Bayreuth Festival tickets.
 For information on all Society matters, please email wagnerring@aol.com
Bayreuth Policies for 2016 (Bayreuth Festival and WSNY): click here for full information. Note: the date for applying to the Kartenbüro (mail or online) is earlier this year, Sept. 14.

MEMBERSHIP: Join or renew now, to be one step ahead.  Membership year: Sept. 2015–Aug. 2016. Click here or go to the membership button..

Upcoming events:
Dec. 8 (Tu.), 7:30 p.m. Prof. Walter Frisch: "After Tristan." The first 150 years, plus a look at the 2015 Bayreuth production. Liederkranz Foundation, 6 E. 87th St. Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Tristan und Isolde! It changed the course of music history. Click here for flyer with more details, plus info on other upcoming events and news. Free for members.

Jan. 3 (Sun., 3:00 p.m.). Holiday Recital: Felicia Moore, award-winning soprano (WSNY and George London Foundation), with Craig Ketter, pianist, in an unusual program. Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at the Y (10 W. 64th St.). Details to come, and in next mailing.

• Jan. 29 - April 17. The Morgan Library and Museum: “Wagner’s Ring: Forging an Epic.” An exhibition on the 1876 premiere of  the Ring at Bayreuth and its 1889 premiere at the Metropolitan Opera in NYC; with unique documents and memorabilia. More info and special events, with WSNY involvement, to be announced soon.

Budapest Ring (June 17-20): WSNY has a few tickets remaining for this highly praised production. If interested, email us @ wagnerring@aol.com. A $100 deposit (refundable) is required with current membership.

Watch this space for additional upcoming events!

Other local Wagner performances, and a live stream!:
** Nov. 24, 8:00 p.m.: The Juilliard Orchestra will perform "A Ring Synthesis" (Ring without Words), arr. and cond. by Alan Gilbert. At Carnegie Hall; tickets: $15.00 -$30.00; tickets available at events.Juilliard.edu or at Carnegie Hall box office.

** Nov.24 (Tu.), 19:00 CET/ 1:00 pm EST.  Live stream of Der fliegende Holländer, from Theater an der Wien (Vienna): the original Paris version.Cond.: Marc Minkowski;  Dutchman: Samuel Youn; Senta: Ingela Brimberg; Les Musiciens du Louvre; dir.: Olivier Py; film director: Francois Roussillon. URL for the stream:  https://sonostream.tv/live/der-fliegende-hollander-2015-11-24 Cost: €4.99

** Dec. 1 (Tu.), 7:30pm: Siegfried, Act III, semi-staged. Christ Church, 254 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830. Siegfried: Philip Modinos; Brünnhilde: Meagan Joynt; music director/pianist: Ben Woodward.  http://www.23arts.org/events-calendar/2015/12/1/siegfried-act-iii-of-wagners-ring-cycle

2015 awards and grants to singers with Wagnerian potential are announced: Click here for full details on the Singers Awards page. 

Wagner in the U.S. and Canada: 2015-2016
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.

Note: New review in Wagner Notes (August issue): The intriguing Dessau Ring (Bauhaus style) with photos: click here.

Wagner Society of New York

P.O. Box 230949, Ansonia Station

New York, NY 10023-0949 
Phone: (212) 749-4561; Fax: (212) 749-1542 


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