Wagner Society Blogs
Adler Fellow Julie Adams took top honors in the annual George London Foundation Awards this past week. The competition, held in New York City, presented $71,500 in awards to the leading young vocal artists. From a group of 81 applicants, the competition narrowed to 21 finalists. Of the finalists, 6 received awards of $10,000, 8 received encouragement awards of $1,000 and the balance received honorable mention and $500,
HAPPY 202ND BIRTHDAY RICHARD WAGNER!
On May 23, 2015, The Society will be exhibiting 47 paintings of the late WSNC member, artist and gallery owner Cal Pedranti. This event will take place at the Firehouse Arts Hangar, a huge space in which we will be able to exhibit these large works. There will be a silent auction of the paintings.
Posted February 24, 2015
BBC Radio 3 will offer a replay of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden Der fliegende Hollander for the next 29 days.
Cast includes: Senta: Adrienne Pieczonka; Dutchman: Egils Silins; Daland: Peter Rose, Eric: Ed Lyon, Mary: Catherine Wyn-Rogers and conducted by Andris Nelsons
Here is the link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/b05302mv
Posted February 18, 2015
For those who were unable to attend Kip Cranna's very compelling interview with Debbie Voigt, the JCC-SF will broacast the interview on demand, See their website for more information.
The interview will also be broadcast on one of the local NPR affiliates (details forthcoming) and the audio will be available as a podcast.
Posted February 16, 2015
Due to the closure of the Indiana Street storage location because it is soon to be razed. Many props from San Francisco Opera past productions are being sold to th ehighest bidder. You can bid online for many props including some from the Lehnhoff Ring! There are Walkuere shields and a frog on a stick.
This is the site where the photos of the props and a place to put your bid:
Posted February 10, 2015
Highs and Lows in COC Die Walkure:
Issachah Savage's upcoming Met debut in Ernani:
Posted February 6 2015
A Walsungen message:
Posted January 4, 2015
The normally staid Anthony Tomassini heaps praise and exhausts superlatives in his review of Christine Goerke's first staged Brünnhilde in Toronto at the Canadian Opera Company's revival of Die Walküre.
Read for yourself:
Well done Ms. Goerke!
Posted February 3, 2015
Christine Goerke triumphed as the much anticipated Brunnhilde at the Canadian Opera Company.
Posted January 29, 2015
As a member of the Gesellschaft der Freunde von Bayreuth, the Wagner Society of Northern California receives periodic messages about Bayreuth, Haus Wahnfried and the Bayreuth Festival.