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.
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
Our next event will be on WEDNESDAY
(please note!) November 15th.
will speak on "Toscanini
This will be followed on
(please note!) December 13th with Adrian LeHarivel
(Curator of British Art at the
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.
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:
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
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
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
and Götterdämmerung as well as
Der Fliegende Holländer from the
Finnish National Opera.
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
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
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
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enlarged photo to reduce it again.)