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The Voices of Opera - a Continuing Education Course

Speight Jenkins will teach another series of classes at Stanford in the Continuing Education Department

5 evening sessions beginning January 18th through February 15th. cost is $225

What makes the Italian tenor so special? The Russian basso? The German heroic voice? The mystique of opera is tied into the voices—tenor, soprano, baritone, mezzo-soprano, bass, and all sorts of varieties of these.

Star Wars

Posted December 17, 2015

STAR WAgneRS - forwarded by Andy Rombarkis.

try this if you were frustrated with the super long one:

 

http://tinyurl.com/pdzdokk

 

Sofia Bulgaria Ring - May 2016

The Bulgarian State Opera is again offering Der Ring des Nibelungen in May  2016 (May 21, 22, 25 and 27, 2016).

The Society has received information regarding a land only tour which is being offered for sale by Tandem Travel, based in Sofia, Bulgaria. The information is attached.

If anyone has interest in forming a group to take advantage of this offer, please e-mail WagnerSocNC@gmail.com

Deborah Voigt Master Class

Posted December 3, 2015

For those without tickets to the final Meistersinger on Sunday, here is an alternative event and it is FREE.

The great Wagnerian soprano Deborah Voigt will give a Master Class at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Sunday December 6th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

http://calendar.sfcm.edu/index.php?eID=1435

Advance registration is required and you can register by navigating to the above link.

Location

San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak Street
94102 San Francisco , California
United States
California US

Wagner's 200th Birthday Gala in Dresden

Posted November 24, 2015

Jonas Kaufmann, Christian Thielemann, and Staatskapelle Dresden at Semperoper - HD video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0erPkvAN7Q

SFO Die Meistersinger - must see

Posted November 19, 2015

Five more performances: 6 p.m. Nov. 21, Nov. 24, Nov. 27 and Dec 2; 1 p.m. Dec. 6 

Here are three rave reviews:

http://www.sfgate.com/music/article/A-wondrously-spacious-Meistersinger-at-SF-6644008.php

Flying Dutchman - Live Stream November 24

Posted November 11, 2015

Thanks to member Ken Caldiera for forwarding this. The Vienna Staatsoper will have a live stream of Der fliegende Holländer on November 24, 2015.

Here is the URL for the stream:  https://sonostream.tv/live/der-fliegende-hollander-2015-11-24

 

 

 

 

 

Information about the production:

Conductor: Peter Schneider

Production: Christina Mielitz  Stage Design and Costumes: Stefan Mayer

Cosima Birthday Party!

The invitations will be in the mail on Monday but the registration form and description of the event are already available on the Special Events Page on the Wagner Society website!

http://www.wagnersf.org/content/special-events

Another Meistersinger Talk - SF Public Library

Posted November 10, 2015
 
German Idol: Wagner’s Song Contests.

Location

SF Public Library - Presidio Branch
3150 Sacramento Street
San Francisco , California
United States
California US

SFO Announces Cast Change for "Die Meistersinger"

Posted October 27, 2015

James Rutherford replaces Greer Grimsley in the role of Hans Sachs.

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