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Portrait of Richard Wagner 1813 - 1883
Richard Wagner 1813 - 1883
(By Josef Berhadt1868)

The Wagner Society of Ireland is a not for profit organisation devoted to furthering the understanding of the music of Richard Wagner through such events as seminars, lectures, recitals, interviews, films, and assistance to promising young artists.

The Wagner Society of Ireland is Affiliated to the International Richard Wagner Verband.

March 2018


Our next event is on MONDAY (please note!) April 16 by Michael McCaffery talking on "The Imperfect Wagnerite - GB Shaw and Wagner".


In mid-May members will be attending a performance of the Ring in Leipzig


Please note the change in date: The final event in our 2017/2018 season will take place on MONDAY May 21 with Ian Fox talking on "Beecham and Wagner".


All the above events, as usual, in the UAC at 8 pm.


The programme for our 2018-2019 season will be uploaded to EVENTS above as soon as it is available. We will be continuing with the Monday/Wednesday format.



All our Newsletters (in .doc and .pdf formats) can be accessed by clicking the link above.

Timothy King gave a very interesting and well-received presentation earlier this year on "What would Wagner have thought of modern Regietheater?"  He has now produced an expanded  version of his talk which can now also be found on our Newsletters page in .pdf format. It's worth a read!



WVI Website:

The Richard Wagner Verband International has created  an excellent new website -  - in English, French and German. It's worth a look.


Wagner Operas on the Internet:

A new website is collaborating with a number of European opera houses.  Operas to be  shown in the coming months include Opera North's Der Ring des Nibelungen

There are a number of other websites (particularly where one can watch complete operas on demand and free of charge on the internet. A production of Das Rheingold by the Chinese National Opera can currently be seen at . It is an excellent, traditional staging, with Chinese singers singing in German, under the baton of Ms. Zhu Man.

Another useful website is It shows operas, both live and recorded. While there are no Wagner operas on their menu at the moment, they have recently shown the Dutch National Opera production of Die Walküre, the Wiener Staatsoper productions of Parsifal and Götterdämmerung as well as Der Fliegende Holländer from the Finnish National Opera.


An Invitation:

If you are a member of the Society and have a friend or acquaintance who might be interested in joining the Society, why not bring them along to one of our meetings?

If you are not a member and have not yet attended any of our events, please feel free to come to one of our meetings and introduce yourself. Or why not just click on Membership Information above, apply for membership and come and enjoy our range of talks, films, recitals and especially our trips abroad?



Remember to click on Useful Links above for information on what other Wagner Societies are doing; on travel and accommodation; on past and future performances and reviews of Wagner's works.



Have a look at our updated Photo Gallery  by clicking here  (Remember:- Click your mouse on a small photo to enlarge it. Move the mouse off the enlarged photo to reduce it again.)



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