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 is on
(please note!) April 16 by
Michael McCaffery talking on
"The Imperfect Wagnerite - GB Shaw and Wagner".
In mid-May members will be
attending a performance of the Ring
Please note the change in date:
The final event in our 2017/2018
season will take place on
May 21 with Ian Fox
talking on "Beecham and Wagner".
All the above events, as usual, in the UAC at 8 pm.
The programme for our 2018-2019 season will be uploaded
above as soon as it
is available. We will be continuing with the Monday/Wednesday format.
We have an interesting and
extensive library of recordings and books available for members to take
out on loan. An up-to-date listing of what is available, along with
information on how to access the library, can be found
The Spring 2018 Newsletter is now
available. All our Newsletters (in Word and .pdf formats) can be accessed by
clicking the link above.
Timothy King gave a very
interesting and well-received presentation earlier this year on
would Wagner have thought of modern Regietheater?"
He has now produced an expanded version of his talk which can now
also be found on our Newsletters page in .pdf format. It's worth
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
Have a look at our updated Photo Gallery
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