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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.

 End-September 2016


Our 2016-2017 Season continues with the Derek Watson Seminar on PARSIFAL. This will be the conclusion of Derek's series on Wagner's major works. The venue will be, as usual, the UAC and the dates Saturday/Sunday October 15/16. Being Parsifal, it will again be a two-day seminar and Derek has asked that those attending bring a copy of the [ENO] Overture Opera Guide to Parsifal, published by Oneworld. We would appreciate if those intending to attend the seminar could tell us asap by mail ( or by contacting one of the committee. We shall ask for definite numbers the week before the Seminar. The cost of the seminar will be €40.

Please note that the "Met Live in HD" season starts this year on October 8 with Tristan und Isolde, starring Stuart Skelton and Nina Stemme.  Check your local cinema or look up

RWVI Website:

The Richard Wagner Verband International has just 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 ) where one can watch complete operas on demand and free of charge on the internet.

Of particular interest is the website which is 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.



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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