Wagner Society Blogs

L.A. Times Obituary for Janis Martin

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Posted December 31, 2014

This obituary for the late Janis Martin appeared in today's Los Angeles Times:

Janis Martin died on December 14th.


Radiocasts on Demand: ROH Tristan und Isolde and Met Die Meistersinger


Posted on December 30, 2014

In case you missed listening to the recent operas from the Met and the ROH, you may catch the replays on demand via BBC Radio 3:

Listen: Tristan und Isolde - December 29, 2014, 11:45 AM EST


Posted on December 27, 2014

Nina Stemme sings Isolde with Stephen Gould at the Royal Opera House.

See review posted on Dec 15: Completely satisfying and fearless: Nina Stemme

Soprano next door, will be "next door"


Posted December 27, 2014

The JCC-SF will be hosting soprano Deborah Voigt in conversation with Kip Cranna on Tuesday February 17th at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now and all who purchase a ticket will receive a copy of Voigt's autobiography "Call Me Debbie". 

This program is presented in cooperation with the San Francisco Opera.

Individual tickets are priced at $45 and premium seating at $55. Paired tickets (one book, two tickets) are available at $70 and premium pair $85.

Happy Birthday Cosima

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Posted December 24, 2014

Born this day in 1837 in Como, Italy to proud parents Marie d'Agoult (pen name Daniel Stern) and pianist and composer Franz Liszt, their second daughter Francesca Gaetana Cosima Liszt (later von Bülow & Wagner).


'Tis the Season

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Posted December 22, 2014

This holiday pun came up on an opera discussion board. It seemed worth passing along . . . .

Interview: Nina Stemme on Wagner roles

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Posted December 20, 2014

Nina Stemme:  Tristan's death wish and why Kundry must wait.



Video: Siegfried Act I


Posted December 20, 2014

Queen City Chamber Opera, in collaboration with the Wagner Society of Cincinnati, continue to produce their Ring cycle - albeit one act at a time.


Grace period for latecomers

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Posted on December 19, 2014

La Scala Opera House introduces five-minute grace period for latecomers.  


Forwarded by Diane Parker.


Met Production's Retirement Party


Posted December 17, 2014

Schenk's 'Die Meistersinger' at Lincoln Center, New York Times, Anthony Tommasini, December 3, 2014