Welcome to the Wagner Society of New York
information about the Society (celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2012 and the
largest in this continent), 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. A secure online
form is available for membership and some events.
MEMBERSHIP: Join WSNY now: be au courant with the world of Wagner! Membership year: Sept. 2014–Aug. 2015. (If you haven't renewed for the current season, please do so right now; you haven't really missed anything and you will receive back issues of our greatly-appreciated Wagner Notes, which keeps you informed.)
Sept. 17 (Wed.), 7:30 p.m. Summer Festivals: Budapest, Erl, Bayreuth. At the Liederkranz Foundation, 6 East 87th Street. Videos for each festival, followed by panel of attendees. Click here for flyer for Sept. and Oct. programs.
Oct. 19, (Sun.), 6:00 p.m. (note change of hour). Tribute to Maestro Lorin Maazel (d. July 13, 2014). Michael Sherwin, host. At the Liederkranz. Click here for flyer for Sept. and Oct. programs.
Nov. 18 (Tues.), 7:30 p.m. Joseph Horowitz: "Wagner's 'Surrogate Son': New Perspectives on Anton Seidl at Wahnfried." At the Liederkranz.
Dec. 7 (Sun.). Annual Seminar: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. Distinguished speakers and roundtable of principal cast members.
Details of programs will be announced soon.
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: a decision of the German federal government. However, we have obtained some tickets and are able to fill requests. For WSNY 2014 Bayreuth Ticket Policies: 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
E-mail Links: Wagner Society or WSNY Webmeister
Press inquiries: 212 749-4561
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