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Metropolitan Opera Orchestra receives Anton
Seidl Award from the Wagner Society of New York
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra concertmaster David Chan accepted the prestigious award from WSNY President Nathalie D. Wagner at a special ceremony on May 17. Many of the orchestra players attended, as did Met General Manager Peter Gelb. Read More
Nathalie Wagner and David Chan
WKCR celebrates Wagner's birthday!
WKCR 89.9FM New York, the radio station of Columbia University, will commemorate Wagner's 200th birthday with a 48-hour broadcast of the operas of Richard Wagner, from Rienzi to Parsifal. It begins on May 22 and runs through May 23. Here's the link to the WKCR website's flier about the event: http://www.studentaffairs.columbia.edu/wkcr/story/richard-wagner-bicentennial-birthday-broadcast-Wednesday-may-22-Thursday-may-23
Arte to carry Wagner concerts:
On May 21, Arte LiveWeb will stream a Wagner/200 concert from the Semperoper, conducted by Christan Thielemann. The Staatskappelle’s Wagner selections include Jonas Kaufmann singing an aria from Lohengrin.
On May 22, Maestro Thielemann will conduct another Wagner/200 concert at the Festspielhaus Arte liveWeb will carry the concert on a same-day delayed basis. Further info on the May 22nd concert: Arte will present a live broadcast of the concert to be held in the Festspielhaus on May 22 at 21:45 (German Time). Program includes Walküre Act I with Eva-Maria Westbroek, Johan Botha, and Kwanchul Youn, and the Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde, with Ms. Westbroek.
The Met celebrates Wagner's birthday, on air. Announced in the intermission feature of the May 20th Met Orchestra concert (live streamed): The Met will present Wagner-themed programming this entire week with some exciting performances never before aired.
WQXR FM will have extensive Wagner programming. Check various websites for further information.
Happy Birthday, Richard Wagner!
New YouTube clips: Just posted: audio clips with photos from the following March programs; both featured distinguished conductors discussing their upcoming performances.
Maestro Asher Fisch, March 6, 2013 (two clips), on the Seattle Ring and Wagner's use of leitmotifs
Maestro David Angus, March 18, 2013, on the Boston Lyric Opera production of Der fliegende Holländer
May 22 (Wednesday), 6:00 p.m.Wagner's 200th birthday concert (pianist and mezzo-soprano) and reception, in association with the German Consulate General of New York. For WSNY members. Sorry, this is overbooked and no more reservations are possible.
June 20 (Thursday), 7:30 p.m. New York Philharmonic concert – group sale for WSNY members. Featuring "A Ring Journey" arr. Alan Gilbert after Erich Leinsdorf. Deadline is past for this and no more reservations are possible.
June 30 (Sunday), all day. Princeton Festival: staged production of Der fliegende Holländer. 11:00 a.m.: lecture by Jeffrey Swann, followed by a gourmet lunch, 3:00 p.m.: performance. Group sale and package for members and their guests. Charter bus optional. Please click here for copy of the flyer, which may be downloaded. Deadline for reservations: June 9. Online submission form is not available for this event.
Updates to Wagner 2013 page. The page includes announcements of celebrations, conferences, and performances that are taking place in the bicentenary year of Wagner's birth. A number of new announcements and performances have been added and are noted.
Wagner in the U.S. and Canada: 2012-2013.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.
Bayreuth Ticket Allocation Issue
NO ALLOCATIONS TO WAGNER SOCIETIES IN 2013: a decision of the German federal government. For background: click here for a summary in the June 2012 issue of Wagner Notes.Go to the Special Topics page for an extended article in theFebruary 2012 issue of Wagner Notes.
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