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The Wagner Family - Video

Posted January 11, 2017

This documentary examines the lives of Richard Wagner's immediate family and descendants. It's a complex tale of lies, deception and political intrigue featuring family members Cosima, Siegfried, Winifred, Wieland, Wolfgang, Gottfried and more. Herr Hitler also makes an appearance from time to time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-c-lKZdFWMA

The lighter side of Wagner's Ring Cycle - Video

Posted January 10, 2017

English-Canadian singer and comedian Anna Russell's summary of the Ring:

 

New Year Concert at the Semperoper Dresden - Live Webcast

Posted December 31, 2016

Christian Thielemann, Music Director of the Bayreuth Festival, conducts the Staatskapelle Dresden in a sparkling concert at the magnificent Semperoper where three operas by Richard Wager were premiered:  Rienzi (1842), Flying Dutchman (1843), and Tannhäuser (1845).

The Met during Joseph Volpe's tenure - video interview

Posted December 17, 2016

Evolution of the Met under General Manager Joseph Volpe's iron hands:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Volpe_(opera_manager)

WSNC Board and General Election 2016

Posted November 14, 2016

Results - WSNC Board and General Election 2016

Elected 2017 WSNC Board of Directors:

Terri Stuart

Eiko Kikawada

Robert "Ski" Grabowski

Gale Lederer

Gary M. Lang

Jeff Bart

 

Siegfried by Valhalla Productions

Posted November 14, 2016

Message from Judy Bogart:

Fellow Wagnerians:

Valhalla Productions is following up our recent Walkure with a new
production of Siegried!

http://valhalla.stanford.edu/siegfried16/

Opera Studies - Part III

Posted October 24, 2016

Christian Thielemann on A Conductor's Point of View:
 
(Fast forward to ~5:00 minutes)