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Wagner on the True Meaning of: Reality, Love, and more

Posted September 4, 2017

From The Wagnerian:  A letter from Richard Wagner to his friend August Roeckel in 1854.

Houston Grand Opera Hurricane Update

Posted September 1, 2017

Update from Managing Director Perryn Leech and Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers - September 1, 2017:

Our hearts go out to our fellow Houstonians rebuilding in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. We are facing a long recovery, but we know that we are stronger together. This week has proven that fact!

WSNC Bayreuth Pilgrimage , cont'd

Posted August 27, 2017

WSNC Board member Andy Rombakis got the opportunity to have a nice chat with Barrie Kosky, the director of the new Meistersinger production in Bayreuth. He gave him an open invitation to San Francisco.  See photos in attachments (left:  A. Rombakis - right:  B. Kosky).

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Kent Nagano To Produce a "HIP" Ring

Posted August 26, 2017

Kent Nagano and the Concerto Köln have begun a project to produce a "Historically Informed Performance" of the Ring.

Barrie Kosky, Director of 2017 Bayreuth Die Meistersinger - Video

Posted August 12, 2017

Forwarded by Eiko Kikawada

Barrie Kosky loves entertainment and great opera. He seems to have a golden touch - even triumphing at the Bayreuth Festival.

Wagner Lectures at the San Francisco Public Library

Three Wagner Lectures :
Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, and The Flying Dutchman
Each lecture includes video excerpts featuring the great Donald McIntyre
Lectures presented by: Larry Oppenheim, WSNC Member
More information at: 
Das Rheingold, by Richard Wagner
Saturday, August 19, 2:00-3:30 pm.
Venue: SF Public Library, Presidio Branch, 3150 Sacramento