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.
Our 2016/17 season finished with
the well-attended and -received talk by John Allen on
"Heil Dir, Hans Sachs".
Your Committee is
working hard on assembling another set of interesting events for you for
our 2017/18 season. Our second trip for 2017, to Berlin in mid-November,
is already firmly planned. Watch this space for news of what else
is coming up for 2017/18.
Meanwhile members are scattering
far and wide in pursuit of performances of Wagner operas - to
Wiesbaden, Prague, Budapest and, of course Bayreuth.
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:
The are a number of websites
(particularly www.youtube.com ) where one can watch complete operas on
demand and free of charge on the internet.
Of particular interest is the
is currently (until 31/10/2017) showing the Dutch National Opera
production of Die Walküre,
with Thomas J Mayer, Christopher Ventris, Catherine Foster and
Catherine Naglestad. Also available are the Wiener
Staatsoper productions of Parsifal
and Götterdämmerung as well as
Der Fliegende Holländer from the
Finnish National Opera.
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
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