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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.

November 2017

Events:

Your Committee has been busy assembling another set of interesting events for you for our 2017/18 season. While some subjects and exact dates still have to be finalised, a provisional list can be accessed under Events above. 

 

Our next event will be on WEDNESDAY (please note!) November 15th. Ian Fox will speak on "Toscanini and Wagner"

 

This will be followed on WEDNESDAY (please note!) December 13th with Adrian LeHarivel (Curator of British Art at the National Gallery) speaking on "The Many Faces of Wagner", followed by the usual Christmas cheer.

 

Watch this space for updates on what else is coming up for 2017/18.

 

RWVI Website:

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

 

Wagner Operas on the Internet:

A new website www.operavision.eu 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 www.youtube.com) 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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d-3nqzKTKU . It is an excellent, traditional staging, with Chinese singers singing in German, under the baton of Ms. Zhu Man.

Another useful website is www.theoperaplatform.eu/en. 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?

 

Links:

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.

 

Newletters:

The latest (Autumn 2017) and previous Newsletters (in .doc and .pdf formats) can be accessed by clicking the link above.

 

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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