Posted May 26, 2015
The Wagner Society of Northern California has long been a member of the Richard Wagner Verband International in a passive role. In order for the Society to participate and vote on the policies of the Verband, it is required to send a delegate to each annual Congress. Many of the delegates and even members of the Executive Committee of the Verband have been working toward changing the constitution of the Verband to permit proxy voting. After a long and difficult battle, the Verband has adopted a procedure for proxy voting.
Posted May 26, 2015
PBS - GREAT PERFORMANCES - Boston Symphony Orchestra: Andris Nelsons’ Inaugural Concert – Featuring acclaimed Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais and the internationally renowned German tenor Jonas Kaufmann singing selections from the Wagnerian and Italian verismo repertoires, then joining forces for a powerful duet from Puccini’s Manon Lescaut.
Posted May 19, 2015
The Washington National Opera is offering Group Sales for the three Ring Cycles (April 30 to May 22, 2016) to WSNC members (in good standing in both 2015 and 2016). The benefits are: 1. To reserve tickets in advance of the general public without having to make full payment at the time of reservation 2. To receive appropiate accessibility accommodations.
Posted May 15, 2015
Message from Eiko Kikawada on location:
Good news for those missed the Linz Ring...They are going to bring it to Wiesbaden starting next year and then three complete cycles in April/May of 2017. Gerd Grochowski will be Wotan again there as well as the Mime who sang here (also very good), but everone else will be different. One of the Brünnhildes will be Evelyn Herlitzius.
There are plenty of "opera-tunities" this summer in the U.S. Some of the musical highlights including some Wagnerian offerings:
San Francisco Symphony Fidelio (concert) June 25, 26, 28 featuring Nina Stemme AND Beethoven Missa Solemnis June 10, 11, 12 & 13
San Francisco Opera Les Troyens, Nozze di Figaro and La Ciociara (world premiere) dates from June 7 to July 5th
American Bach Soloists (San Francisco) Handel Mass in B Minor Aug 9, 16
Posted May 14, 2015
That may make your head snap back like a road runner! Santa Fe Ring?
The Wagner Society of Santa Fe is presenting the complete Vienna Ring Cycle conducted by Simon Rattle on June 13, 14, 16 and 18 starting at 11:00 a.m. each day. The Ring operas will be screened on a big movie screen with surround sound. Admission is free but reservations are required.
In addition there will be a prelude to the Ring "Der Ring Leitmotifs" by Joseph Illick on June 6 at 3:30 p.m.
Posted May 13, 2015
More Opera-tunities for viewing and listening on demand.
15 Companies will now be offering streaming on-demand using a new site called Opera Platform. Lots of interesting things to see and hear.
Thanks Steve Hammerschlag for catching this one and sharing!