Welcome to the Wagner Society of New York

1977-2017! Forty years and counting! We will announce celebrations for this anniversary year during the season. 
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.

Johan Botha: We mourn the untimely death of Johan Botha, a great Wagnerian tenor who was born in South Africa and died in Vienna on Sept. 8, 2016 at age 51.  An indefatigable master of difficult tenor roles, he sang in many major houses, including in Bayreuth as Siegmund in 2010 and 2013-2015. His last stage performance was as Siegmund in the 4-day Budapest Ring in June. The Wagner Society of New York recalls his splendid performances as Walther in Die Meistersinger in 2014 and his friendly participation in the Met Cast Roundtable at its Meistersinger Seminar on  Dec. 7, 2014, memorialized in the WSNY YouTube of  this event. He will be sorely missed. 

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 rebroadcasts can be found here: http://www.operacast.com/bayreuth_2016.htm  Many performances are rebroadcast for a period of time after the festival dates.

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.

Upcoming events:
Launching the 2016-17 season: (You may join or renew now; see the secure online form on the website. Membership year: Sept.-Aug.)

 Nov. 9 (Wed.): Cesare Civetta:"Toscanini and Wagner"; with visuals and audio. At the Liederkranz. Details to come

 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
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.

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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