Wagner Society Blogs

A Ring in the shadow of Neuschwanstein

Füsen Ring.JPG

Posted May 16, 2015

The town of Füssen is in the shadow of King Ludwig's Neuschwanstein castle. Sofia Opera will bring their Ring des Nibelungen production to Füssen September 12, 13, 115 and 17, 2015

You can find out more by going to the Opera Sofia website:


(you may need to click the British Union Jack Flag in the upper right corner of the landing page to get the English version of the webpage)

Wagner Days Budapest 2016

Budapest - Matthias Dom.jpeg

An offer has come through from an Budapest-based travel agency for a ground package for the Wagner Days in Budapest 2016 (tickets are at your cost). The operas are presented semi-staged in the beautiful new MUPA Performing Arts Center, all operas conducted  by Adam Fischer. This year The Ring and Die Meistersinger von Nuernberg will be presented. Fine Art Tours offers hotel and extensive tours of Budapest and the surrounding areas.

The offer comes from:

Bayreuth 2015


The Richard Wagner Verband International (RWVI) has made tickets for Festspiele 2015 available to member societies! This comes on the heels of the resolution of the past turmoil  on the Executive Committe of the RWVI.

Family Feud on the Green Hill

Katarina and Eva open Festspiele 2011.jpg

Posted June 10, 2015

Just weeks before the Bayreuth Festival is to commence a new controversy is unfolding within the Board of the Bayreuther Festspiele and the Wagner step-sisters.

With Eva Pasquier-Wagner retiring at the end of Festspiele 2015, why should this be happening?

The photo shows Katherina Wagner and Eva Wagner-Pasquier opening Festspiele 2011.

Attending Bayreuth? English Lecture Opportunities

Bayreuth theater.jpeg

For those individuals who are going to Bayreuth, the Wagner Society of New York is offering a Tristan und Isolde lecture on August 17th at 5:00 p.m. followed by a reception. Details are contained in the attached file.

Professor Muller will give additional lectures on all of the 2015 Bayreuth Festspiele operas at the Arvena Kongress Hotel 10:30 to 12:00 and the fee is 15 Euro.

There is information regarding a disscussion group hosted by the Wagner Society of the Upper Midwest and the Wagner Society of Southern California Gala Dinner.

Les Troyens, Berlioz and Wagner - some introductory materials

Kern Holoman.JPG

Here is some preview information forwarded by Dr. D. Kern Holoman who will be speaking for the Wagner Society on Saturday June 13th at 1:00 p.m. at the JCC-San Francisco - 2nd Floor Gallanter Hall.


You will find plot synopsis and other articles authored by Dr. Holoman.



2016 WNO Ring Group Ticket Order

WNO Ring 2016.jpg

Posted June 3, 2015

Wagner Society of Northern California is pleased to accept group ticket orders for the 2016 Washington Opera Ring Cycle 3 with Nina Stemme singing Brunnhilde. This offer is exclusively for 2015 dues-paid Wagner Society of Northern California members only.  The advantage of group ticket order is priority seating assignment before opening to the public. Order form is attached.  If you are not a member - JOIN UP and place your ticket order.

Deadline is June 29, 2015.

Sizzling Solti Set on DVD

Solti DVD Set.JPG

Posted June1, 2015

This comes from member Dan Sherman

"You may remember this DVD from my talk on Wagner recordings which mentioned that the whole Solti Ring was on a single Blu-ray DVD  as part of the deluxe set of the Ring (selling for about $250).  

It  is  out now on Amazon as a standalone product for about $60.  Sound is terrific and it is very easy to navigate.

At 202, Wagner moves on in 21st century

Awesome Orch.png

Posted June 1, 2015

In case you missed his awesome standing-room-only 202nd birthday bash on May 23, 2015, visit the Funcheap link:


Sing a cheery tune


Posted May 31, 2015

Lyrics to be sung to tune of Rudolph: