SF Opera Radio Broadcasts

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Posted on August 1, 2014

KDFC and WFMT Broadcast Schedule:


Aug 3, 2014, 8:00 pm - Interview with David Gockley - KDFC

Sep 6, 2014, 10:00 am - The Flying Ductchman - WFMT


Metropolitan Opera Extends Contract Deadlines for Unions

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Posted on August 1, 2014

The Met Opera postponed a threatened lockout.

2015 Sofia Bulgaria Ring

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Posted July 30, 2014

WAGNER’S RING CYCLE OPERA TOUR, 2015 BULGARIA (July 3 - 9, 2015) - forwarded to WSNC from Magic Tours, Bulgaria:

Katharina Wagner Announced Future Plans for Bayreuth

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Posted on July 30, 2014, forwarded by Andy Rombakis

Upcoming productions, directors, conductors, and singers


The Opera Machine -Behind the Scenes of ROH Die Walkure


Posted on July 29, 2014, forwarded by Andy Rombakis

Interesting behind the scenes look with many different camera angles of a production of Die Walkure, Act III at ROH - http://www.roh.org.uk/opera-machine

Personal Recollections of Wagner

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Posted July 27, 2014

Angelo Neumann recorded his recollections of his time in Vienna when Neumann and Wagner resided in the same building. Neumann was a noted tenor early in his career and went on to become a very famous theater director.

The memoir was translated to English in 1908 by Edith Livermore and can be found at:


As for the mustache:

Farewell to great friends

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Posted July 27, 2014

It is with great sadness that we bid Leb' wohl to Consul General Peter Rothen and his wife Gerlind Rothen. The Rothens are posted to Shanghai and we will soon have a new Consul General.

Over the past years the Peter and Gerlind have hosted the Wagner Society in their beautiful German Residence for memorable events.


Castro Theater
429 Castro Street 94114
San Francisco, California
United States

Met Opera Orchestra's Response to Possible Lockout

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Posted on July25, 2014

Orchestra Musicians Denounce Gelb’s Long-Planned Lockout ....


Online Learning - Free

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Posted on July 24, 2014

Open University offers online courses in the arts and other subjects for free.