Music of Remembrance is a Seattle Group which commissions musical works which commemorate the Holocaust. This group will present two world premieres on Monday May18th at the Martin Meyer Auditorium at Temple Emanu-El in San Francico. This event is sponsored by The Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Posted May 11, 2015
Feel free to wade past Pagliacci and Cavalleria reviews and get to the last 7 paragraphs which deals with the state of singing in the US.
Glowing reviews for two great American singers: Eric Owens and Christine Goerke!
Those of us who were fortunate to see the Houston Walkuere were quite blown away by Ms. Goerke's interpretation of this role.
The photo is from the Lyric Opera of Chicago production of Elektra.
Posted May 10, 2015
Opening the Hamburg Triennial Photography Exhibition are the works of Antoine Wagner. The exhibit entitled Exile will feature will be lightboxes and video created by Antoine Wagner, landscapes of the areas in Switzerland where his great great grandfather lived in exile. Also featured will be photographs of living musicians who are currently living in exile in Germany. In addition there will be large scale analog prints of vintage photos.
Posted May 8, 2015
Many organizations are offering educational programs in anticipation of the San Francisco Opera's first ever production of Les Troyens.
The Wagner Society's program on June 13 is included among the offerings listed on the SF Opera website. Check it out!
Posted May 8, 2015
This item comes from member Ken Caldeira:
The Vienna State Opera will stream Götterdämmerung live on Sunday June 7 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time
Simon Rattle Dirigent; Sven-Eric Bechtoff, Regie; Rolf Glittenberg, Bühne;Siegfried, Stephen Gould; Brünnhilde, Evelyn Herlitzius; Falk Struckmann, Hagen; Boaz Daniel, Gunther; Caroline Wenborne, Gutrune
This site also has a video clip of the production:
More information here:
Posted May 3, 2015
You and your friends are invited to the party on May 23, 2015, 12:00 - 4:00 pm, at Firehouse Art Collective in Berkeley, conveniently located across the street from Ashby BART Station. There will be a silent auction of Wagner paintings and live entertainment by the Awesome Orchestra. For details:
Posted May 1, 2015
The Grandest of Grand Operas: Beriloz's Les Trojens and Wagner's Meistersinger:
In this course, the operas will be examined separately and in comparison, focusing on the vocal, orchestral, and dramatic characteristics of each.
Posted April 27, 2015
It was announced that Speight Jenkins, much beloved former General Director of Seattle Opera, just received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the International Opera Awards in London. Jenkins will speak about the award and about his tenure with the Seattle Opera on BBC Radio 3 today at approximately 7:00 a.m. Pacific time. Most BBC3 programs can be played on demand.
Congratulations Speight Jenkins on this richly deserved recognition for the years of wonderful opera and Wagner.
Posted April 23, 2015
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