Wagner Society Blogs

Inside Opera: LIVE


Posted May 10, 2014

Watch this fascinating and informative documentary:  Behind the Scenes of British Opera




video feed begins at 39:00 on the clip

Enjoy four hours behind the scenes with the UK's top opera companies: the ROH, ENO, ETO, Northern Ireland Opera, Opera North, Scottish Opera and WNO.

Quiz Time!


Posted May 8, 2014

Who says opera can't be fun and sometimes even silly? We all know the silly quizzes in magazines and on the internet, here's one for those of us who love opera.


Have fun!


Need an excuse to go to Hawaii?

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May 4, 2014

Our much-beloved tenor, Jay Hunter Morris will be singing Erik in Flying Dutchman for Hawaii Opera Theater (HOT) with Ryan McKinney and Melody Moore also in the cast beginning  February 13, 2015. He reprises he role beginning March 15th 2015 in Washington D.C. with Eric Owens taking the role of the Dutchman.

Hawaii in February?


Washington D.C. in March?


Wagner Reloaded

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Posted April 17, 2014

Wagner Reloaded is a multi-media show and spectacle which drew an audience of over 10,000 fans of classical and rock music and introduced them to the music of Richard Wagner .There was a blog post on this site about this show last year . WSNC received an announcement that this show created by the group Apocalyptica will be presented again on June  7 and 8 in the Leipzig Arena

Here is the Press Release:


Nina Stemme - Wesendonck Lieder on Demand

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Posted April 14, 2014

This one in from Diane Parker, the BBC Radio 3 is offering a play back on-demand of Ms. Stemme's recent concert at London's Wigmore Hall.  It should be good for a few days Here is the link:

BBC Radio 3 - Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert, Wigmore Hall: Nina Stemme, Wagner: Wesendonck-Lieder

Merola/Adler Sighting

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Posted April 5, 2014

There was a capacity audience for the WSNC screening of Hilan Warshaw's film "Wagner's Jews" and after the screening Maestro Jonathan Khuner moderated an excellent, lively discussion of the film and it's subject matter.

Bayreuth Bound?


Posted April 4, 2014

BOD Member Andy Rombakis reports Air France is offering Business Class flights from SFO to Frankfurt during the dates 8/15 through 8/30 for a round trip price of $1792. That's a very good price and possibly won't last. Price quoted on April 4 2014.

Thanks Andy!

NPR - April Fools Valkyrie Hoax

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Posted April 2, 2014

In a brilliant hoax, NPR Correspondent Mark Mobley Blogged a hilarious story of the non-existent Rio Grand Opera mounting a marathon Wagner Ring Sing-A-Thon to raise $8 million. It was, of course, an April Fools Day hoax, but it makes for fun reading.

Mobley never heard the motto: "Don't Mess with Texas!"


San Francisco Opera AND Symphony Broadcasts - ON DEMAND

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Posted April 2, 2014

Radio Station KDFC-FM is now providing on-demand streaming of the performances of the San Francisco Opera and the San Francisco Symphony!  After the programs initially air KDFC will allow you to stream on-demand as follows:

San Francisco Opera broadcasts will be available for one month after the initial airing. San Francisco Symphony broadcasts will be available for 21 days after the initial broadcast. 

www.kdfc.com   Navigate the tool bar to Programming and then click Broadcasts On Demand in the drop down menu