Wagner Society Blogs

"The Voice" - NPR Fresh Air

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Posted April 22, 2015

Today on Fresh Air, Terry Gross interviewed Met Opera Chorus Director Donald Palumbo is interviewed about choral singing, singing in general and the challenges in directing the fabulous Met Opera Chorus.


Houston Opera Die Walküre

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The headlines say it all:

HGO's Die Walküre Comes Complete With a Gang-Buster Finale and Powerful Voices

Mythic Warrior Woman Commands the Stage

Goerke has grown even more glamorous, even more sensational

Houston Chronicle:

Das Rheingold - complete performance on You Tube

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Posted April 20, 2015

Sometimes the best opera productions are the ones performed concertante! In this video, Simon Rattle conducts a 2004 performance from Baden Baden filmed for television. Rattle leads the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the ensemble plays on period instruments from the mid-19th Century. The cast is really terrific and includes a riveting performance by the late bass baritone Oleg Bryjak.

Available tickets to Bayreuth

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Posted April 7, 2015

Forwarded from a member of the Wagner Society of New York:

Christian Gerhaher sings Wolfram in Berlin Tannhauser


Posted April 4, 2015

Celebrated as a Lied singer, Christian Gerhaher brings to the role a viveting mixture of reserve and emotion.


2016 Leipzig Ring tickets on sale

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Posted April 1, 2015

Forwarded by Yoko Arthur

SFO Les Troyens ancillary events - WSNC


Posted April 1, 2015

The WSNC presents:  D. Kern Holoman, "'Like Stalactites in Humid Caves':  the genesis of 'Les Troyens'"

Location: Kanbar Hall, JCCSF
3200 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94118

 June 13, 1pm

Something to browse


Posted April 1, 2015

Forwarded by Diane Parker