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MEMBERSHIP: Join WSNY now: be au courant! Membership year: Sept. 2014–Aug. 2015. If you haven't renewed for the current season, please do so right now and you'll get the member rate for Die Meistersinger Seminar. You haven't really missed anything and you will receive back issues of our greatly-appreciated Wagner Notes, which keeps you informed. Click here or go to the membership button.
Nov. 18 (Tues.), 7:30 p.m. Joseph Horowitz: "Wagner's 'Surrogate Son': New Perspectives on Anton Seidl at Wahnfried." With newly discovered information, plus a video of a composition by Seidl. At the Liederkranz, 6 East 87th Street (east of 5th Ave.). Click here for flyer.
Dec. 7 (Sun.), noon - 5:00 p.m. Annual Seminar: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. At St. Joseph's School 420 East 87th Street (between 1st & York Ave.), NYC. Click here for full schedule and reservation form. Click here for secure online reservation form
Scholars and specialists: Donald Palumbo (Met Chorus Master), Marian Burleigh-Motley, Ph.D., Prof. Nicholas Vazsonyi, Joe Pearce, Met CastRoundtable (confirmed: Annette Dasch, Johan Botha, Johannes Martin Kränzle, James Morris, Karen Cargill). A dynamic afternoon. Meistersinger videos (both DVD and Blu-ray) and many books on Meistersinger and Wagner will be available for purchase at a discount.
Jan. 4 (Sun.) 3:00 p.m. Holiday Recital, featuring Singers Fund awardees: Jennifer Behnke, soprano; Ric Furman, tenor; Tom Bagwell, piano. New venue: Little Theater at the Y, 3 West 63rd Street.
Jan. 28 (Wed.), 7:30 p.m. Peter Conrad (author, Verdi and/or Wagner): "The Greatest of the Monsters?" A provocative conversation with Fred Cohn (Opera News reviewer). At the Liederkranz.
Feb. event scheduled: Feb. 24, (Tues.), 7:30 p.m. Book talk and signing by Charles Affron: "From Fremstad to Flagtstad: Wagner at the Met, 1914-1935." Discounted copies of a new book by Charles Affron and Mirella Jona Affron: Grand Opera: The Story of the Met will be on hand for signing and purchase. At the Liederkranz.
Wagner in the U.S. and Canada: 2014-2015
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.
has been added:
Simon O'Neill, internationally-renowned heldentenor, presented an exciting program for the Society on March 19. He discussed his career development, technical aspects of singing, and performed several excerpts from his roles. The entire program is available on You Tube. Click here or go to YouTube with the button at left
Wagner Societies received no allocations in 2012, 2013, or 2014, per a decision of the German federal government. We have not yet received any updates for 2015. However, we will be able to obtain some tickets and can fill requests. For 2015 Bayreuth Ticket Procedures: Kartenbüro and WSNY, click here.
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 the February 2012 issue of Wagner Notes.
Wagner Society of New York
P.O. Box 230949, Ansonia Station
York, NY 10023-0949
Phone: (212) 749-4561; Fax: (212) 749-1542
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