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 next event (the last one of
our 2015-2016 season) is a talk by
on "The Dutchman and Fafner's Gold"
scheduled for Thursday,
May 26 @ 8 pm in our
usual venue, the UAC.
Many of you will have enjoyed
Joanna Crooks' recent talk on the 2002 NOYI Limerick/Birmingham production of
the Ring. If you want to have a closer look at the programme (in .PDF
format), to find out more about the production, the artists and the
events surrounding the performances, please click
Many members are looking forward
to our trip to Budapest for Der Ring des Nibelungen
performed over 4 days, June 16-19. The cast includes world-class
performers such as Johan Botha, Anja Kampe, Waltraud Meier, Daniel
Brenna, Christian Franz, Gerhard Siegel and Hartmut Welker.
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 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 (from May 6)
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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