Wagner Society Blogs
Posted April 14, 2014
This one in from Diane Parker, the BBC Radio 3 is offering a play back on-demand of Ms. Stemme's recent concert at London's Wigmore Hall. It should be good for a few days Here is the link:
Posted April 5, 2014
There was a capacity audience for the WSNC screening of Hilan Warshaw's film "Wagner's Jews" and after the screening Maestro Jonathan Khuner moderated an excellent, lively discussion of the film and it's subject matter.
Posted April 4, 2014
BOD Member Andy Rombakis reports Air France is offering Business Class flights from SFO to Frankfurt during the dates 8/15 through 8/30 for a round trip price of $1792. That's a very good price and possibly won't last. Price quoted on April 4 2014.
Posted April 2, 2014
In a brilliant hoax, NPR Correspondent Mark Mobley Blogged a hilarious story of the non-existent Rio Grand Opera mounting a marathon Wagner Ring Sing-A-Thon to raise $8 million. It was, of course, an April Fools Day hoax, but it makes for fun reading.
Mobley never heard the motto: "Don't Mess with Texas!"
Posted April 2, 2014
Radio Station KDFC-FM is now providing on-demand streaming of the performances of the San Francisco Opera and the San Francisco Symphony! After the programs initially air KDFC will allow you to stream on-demand as follows:
San Francisco Opera broadcasts will be available for one month after the initial airing. San Francisco Symphony broadcasts will be available for 21 days after the initial broadcast.
www.kdfc.com Navigate the tool bar to Programming and then click Broadcasts On Demand in the drop down menu
Posted March 26, 2014
The Bayreuth Festival Box Office just posted an announcement that tickets for Festival 2014 are still available for sale through the on-line Box Office! This is rather shocking news.
Move quickly, these tickets are certain to sell quickly? Purchases are limited to 14 tickets, yes, that's fourteen.
March 26, 2014
Wagner Society of Northern California Grant Winner Issachah Savage will be appearing in concert with the internationally renown soprano Alessandra Marc* in a concert of opera arias and spirituals. Composers represented include: Verdi, Wagner, Puccini, Burleigh, Previn, Gershwin and more. The concert will take place On Sundary March 30th at 5:00 p.m. in the The Church of the Annunciation in Washington D.C.
The concert is in support of Haitian Relief and there is no charge. Free will donations to support the Relief effort will be solicited
The Goethe Institut is sponsoring a Schubertiade so that one doesn't have to jet off to Austria. The Goethe Institut presents a “Schubertiade”
Posted March 21, 2014
Renovations on the Bayreuther Festspielhaus have been underway with no end in sight.
Construction was stalled as the Festspiele negotiated a long-term lease on the theater and the right to tenancy.
The lease clears the way for a release of funds from the German Federal Government and the state of Bavaria to the tune of 30 million Euro.
Work will begin again, however, it will be paused during the Festival.