Wagner Society Blogs

Christian Gerhaher sings Wolfram in Berlin Tannhauser


Posted April 4, 2015

Celebrated as a Lied singer, Christian Gerhaher brings to the role a viveting mixture of reserve and emotion.


2016 Leipzig Ring tickets on sale

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Posted April 1, 2015

Forwarded by Yoko Arthur

SFO Les Troyens ancillary events - WSNC


Posted April 1, 2015

The WSNC presents:  D. Kern Holoman, "'Like Stalactites in Humid Caves':  the genesis of 'Les Troyens'"

Location: Kanbar Hall, JCCSF
3200 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94118

 June 13, 1pm

Something to browse


Posted April 1, 2015

Forwarded by Diane Parker

Two singers killed in the Germanwings crash after performing Siegfried

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Posted March 27, 2015

Maria Radner (Erda) and Oleg Bryjak (Alberich) sang their last roles with Greer Grimsley (Wanderer) on March 21, 2015 at Gran Teatre del Liceu. Radner's husband and baby were on the same flight.  She was due to make her Bayreuth Festival debut later this year. 

Ib Melchior, son of Lauritz, dies at 97

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Posted March 25, 2015

Ib Melchior presented a terrific talk about his father, for the WSNC about 15 years ago.




Posted March 15, 2015

Written by the  Karl E. H. Seigfried from a presentation he gave recently on  Tannhäuser at the Lyric Opera of Chicago  and the Wagner Society of America.


Dutchman Lecture - San Francisco Public Library

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Posted March 12, 2015

The San Francisco Public Library offers a series of lectures "Opera for the People".  Tuesday March 17th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. they will offer a talk by Larry Oppenheim: "The Flying Dutchman". This talk will be held at the Richmond Branch of the San Francisco Public Library. 


San Francisco Public Library - Richmond Branch
351 9th Avenue
San Francisco, California 94159
United States

Wagner's influence on Antonin Dvorak


Posted March 8, 2015

Dvořák’s interest in Wagner and his music was of deep and lasting nature and was significant for him throughout the whole of his life.  

Read more at:  http://www.the-wagnerian.com/2015/03/antonin-dvorak-and-richard-wagner.html