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These are the results of the International Wagner Vocal Competition held in Karlsruhe Germany, 3 October 2015
6 finalists, 3 winners - all women and all non-Germans! Left: Kirstin Sharpin (New Zealand) won the Hauptpreis der Oscar und Vera Ritter-Stiftung. Center: Marina Harris (USA) won the Dorothea-Glatt-Förderpreis. Right: Kathleen Parker (Australia) won the Wolfgang-Wagner-Preis & the Publikumpreis.
Marina Harris is in the black dress. Marina's entry into the competition was sponsored by the Wagner Society of Northern California.
Posted October 9, 2015
Stellar cast (John Botha, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Michelle DeYoung, Peter Mattei, and Gunther Groissbock) conducted by James Levine.
HD live performance in local cinemas on Sat, Oct 31, 2015, 12:00 pm EST.
Posted September 26, 2015
A short video forwarded by Andy Rombakis:
Posted September 22, 2015
Matthew Shilvock, will assume his new position as the Company's seventh director on August 1, 2016. Read the press release and view a video of the press conference.
Posted September 15, 2015
The Concert Hall as Refuge in a Restless, Web-Driven World, by Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times, September 13, 2015:
Posted September 14, 2015
Marina Harris is the only entrant from the USA who will go to the finals in October. Marina Harris entry into this competition was sponsored by the Wagner Society of Northern California and as many WSNC members may recall, Marina gave a marvelous recital at the German Residence October 14, 2012. Marina Harris was also an Adler Fellow with the San Francisco Opera. Watch her singing an aria from Lohengrin and read her profile/bio:
Posted September 6, 2015
For the last time in 2017, Götz Friedrich’s iconic production of the Ring will return to the Deutsche Oper.
Conductor: Donald Runnicles
The Society received a great postcard from Bayreuth with very interesting artwork by the artist Klaus Häring.
Häring sent us a link to his wonderful website which you might enjoy. He is the writer/illustrator for Green Hill Toons - humorous cartoons about Bayreuth. There are postcards, comic books and other items available for sale - to add to your Wagner Collections.
Thanks to WSNC Member Ron Trauner for the postcard and to Herr Häring for the link to his site.
Posted September 1, 2015
See winners of each of the categories on video:
Posted August 30, 2015
Nikolaus Lehnhoff directed four Wagner operas which can be seen on video: Tristan und Isolde, Tannhauser, Lohengrin, and Parsifal