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Sunday December 14, 2014

Marines Memorial Club and Hotel
609 Sutter Street @ Mason
San Francisco, California 94102
United States


Cosima Birthday Banquet

Join us for a celebration of the birthday of Cosima Francesca Gaetana Liszt December 24, 1837 in Como Italy. This is the event where the members celebrate the holiday season with this year-end event. The celebration always includes...Cosima Party $75

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Saturday January 10, 2015

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Jess Thomas "A Dream Forged Into Reality"

The Wagner Society is delighted to welcome Victor Thomas and Jess Thomas, Jr., sons of the unforgettable tenor Jess Thomas.

The Thomas brothers will present a multi-media presentation for the Society, a program which will include:


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Saturday February 7, 2015

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Thomas Edison's Wagner Recordings

Believe it or not, many of the first of Thomas Edison's two minute cylinder recordings were of opera singers. Many of the first issues were oriented toward recording Wagner, in spite of the duration restrictions of the cylinders. It seems...

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Saturday March 21, 2015

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Wagner and Bernstein: Parallels and Contrasts

Once asked how he could love Wagner, Leonard Bernstein replied, “I hate Wagner. On my knees!” Wagner and Bernstein shared extraordinary numbers of common characteristics. Both were flamboyant, controversial, and changed the face of...

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