Wagner Society Blogs
Posted January 9, 2015
This German documentary by Michael Kloft was originally broadcast in 2002. It explores the complex relationship between National Socialism and the work of Richard Wagner, Hitler's favourite composer. It also examines the personal contacts between Hitler and the Wagner family at the time.
Posted January 7, 2015
At the premiere, there were no ovations after the overture or arias. Perhaps they confused Fidelio with Parsifal. Watch the full production:
Posted January 7, 2015
The San Francisco Opera today announced its next season, one filled with lots of variety and some old favorites.
Lucia di Lammermoor
Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Carmen (a production by L'enfant terrible director Calixto Bieto)
Die Meistersinger (Greer Grimsley, Brandon Jovanovich, Rachel Willis-Sorensen, Mark Elder, conductor)*
Posted January 6, 2015
The JCC-SF has graciously extended a discount to Wagner Society Members who wish to attend the Deborah Voigt interview and book discussion on February 17th.
Order tickets on the JCC-SF website and use the discount code Voigt25 to receive a 25% discount.
You can also phone in your order, be certain to mention this offer - (415) 292-1200
Posted January 3, 2015
Seattle Opera just revealed its 2015-2016 season, the first under the helm of new General Director Aidan Lang. For those who were wondering if Lang would continue to keep the works of Richard Wagner in the repertory, there is good news. Lang has come through for the Wagnerians!
Posted December 31, 2014
This obituary for the late Janis Martin appeared in today's Los Angeles Times:
Janis Martin died on December 14th.
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:
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
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.