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San Francisco Ring Cycle #3 - For Sale

Posted 4-19-2018

A sad Wagnerian has to give up their excellent seats for San Francisco Opera Ring Cycle #3 - Grand Tier Prime Seat A16 & A18.

Please contact Edgar Brenninkmeyer at (415) 515-8102  or via e-mail

A new jewel in the Bayreuth Crown

The Margravial Theater has opened in Bayreuth after 6 years of rennovation. The theater was opened with a gala performance of the baroque opera Artaserse by Hasse. While not a full time venue, future performances will include chamber music, solo recitals and baroque operas.

Bayerische Staatsoper webcasts in July 2018 - FREE

Posted April 16, 2018

Bayerische Staatsoper invites you to "Opera for All" in July 2018:

Parsifal: July 8, 2018, 11:00 am EST, 8:00 am PST

BSO Tristan und Isolde Act II radio broadcast - April 16, 2018

Posted April 9, 2018

Monday, April 16, at 8pm, EST, a broadcast of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons conducts an All-Wagner program, including Act 2 of "Tristan und Isolde," in concert at Symphony Hall.

99.5 FM, WCRB - Classical Music Boston

Boston Symphony - Tristan und Isolde Act II in concert - Reviews

Posted April 9, 2018

On April 7, 2018, Andris Nelsons conducted Siegfried Idyll and Act II of Tristan und Isolde at the Symphony Hall with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, soprano Camilla Nylund, tenor Jonas Kaufmann, bass Georg Zeppenfeld, and others.  Concert will be repeated on April 12, 2018 at Carnegie Hall, NY.

2018 Complete Listing of Ring Cycles

March 13, 2018

Check website of each opera company for:  dates, director, conductor, cast, etc.


Mariinsky Theatre​:  ​

Met Opera Parsifal Radio Broadcast

The Met will broadcast Parsifal on the radio on Saturday February 17th at 11:30 Eastern Time - check your local radio listings for the time in your area.

Cast: Rene Pape, Evgeny Nikitin, Peter Mattei, Klaus Florian Vogt and Evelyn Herlitzius; Music Director designate Yannik Nézet-Séguin will conduct the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Photo is of Olive Fremstad as Kundry

Walkure in New York in February at the Philharmonic

New York Philharmonic Conductor Designate Jaap VanZweden will be conducting Die Walkure Act I on Februay 14, 15, and 17. Many Wagnerians will be in New York for Parsifal at the Met and may be able to take in a bit more Wagner while there.

Wagner's Ring in Popular Culture

February 3, 2018 - Regular Meeting
JCC-SF 2nd Floor Gallanter Hall
3200 California Street at Presidio
San Francisco, CA 
The Society is delighted to welcome back Professor Adrian Daub who will give a talk entitled “Wagner's Ring in Popular Culture.”
We are awaiting a fuller description of this talk.