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Houston Grand Opera Hurricane Update

Posted September 1, 2017

Update from Managing Director Perryn Leech and Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers - September 1, 2017:

Our hearts go out to our fellow Houstonians rebuilding in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. We are facing a long recovery, but we know that we are stronger together. This week has proven that fact!

WSNC Bayreuth Pilgrimage , cont'd

Posted August 27, 2017

WSNC Board member Andy Rombakis got the opportunity to have a nice chat with Barrie Kosky, the director of the new Meistersinger production in Bayreuth. He gave him an open invitation to San Francisco.  See photos in attachments (left:  A. Rombakis - right:  B. Kosky).

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Kent Nagano To Produce a "HIP" Ring

Posted August 26, 2017

Kent Nagano and the Concerto Köln have begun a project to produce a "Historically Informed Performance" of the Ring.

Barrie Kosky, Director of 2017 Bayreuth Die Meistersinger - Video

Posted August 12, 2017

Forwarded by Eiko Kikawada

Barrie Kosky loves entertainment and great opera. He seems to have a golden touch - even triumphing at the Bayreuth Festival.

Wagner Lectures at the San Francisco Public Library

Three Wagner Lectures :
Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, and The Flying Dutchman
Each lecture includes video excerpts featuring the great Donald McIntyre
Lectures presented by: Larry Oppenheim, WSNC Member
More information at: 
Das Rheingold, by Richard Wagner
Saturday, August 19, 2:00-3:30 pm.
Venue: SF Public Library, Presidio Branch, 3150 Sacramento

Review: Bayreuth Die Meistersinger and Tristan und Isolde

Posted July 29, 2017

Barrie Kosky’s mind-boggling production uses a giant puppet and the Nuremberg trials as a backdrop to ask: how far does the composer’s antisemitism taint his art?