Click here to view online and here to download the PDF! This special 100-page issue contains articles, synopses, artist interviews, event schedules -- even an ad from WSWDC (p. 37)! We share the page with Placido Domingo!
Monday, May 16, 2016, 5:30-9:30 pm
Dandy Restaurant Cruises
Zero Prince Street, Alexandria, VA
Click here for directions
Click here for information on the free King Street Trolley
See brochure for parking options
WSWDC and the Washington National Opera invite you to join cast members to celebrate the WNO production of The Ring of the Nibelung on the Nina's Dandy restaurant cruise ship. A special recital on Wagner tubas will be part of the evening's festivities! Boarding starts at 5:30 pm and the ship sails at 6:20 pm. Enjoy a welcome cocktail on the top deck. Dinner includes a mesclun mix salad and a choice of four entrées. A selection of desserts, wine, beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee are included. For any dietary restrictions, please call Jackie at 703-370-1923.
Reserve using the form below. Member discount applies to all North American Wagner Societies.
We are delighted to inform you that we have two sets of tickets to the 2016 Bayreuth Festival and are offering them for sale to current MEMBERS ONLY. Call Jackie at 703-370-1923 to grab them while you can!
Bayreuth: Member Pedro Taborga (202-550-2755) has a pair of tickets for Bayreuth Cycle II, August 7-14 (Ring, Dutchman, Parsifal). Member John Callahan (757-256-5836) has a single ticket for Bayreuth Ring Cycle II, August 7-12. And Nigel Boon (571-216-7465) has a pair of tickets to Tristan und Isolde (August 13).
WNO: Elliot Wolff (202-460-8191) has one or two tickets to Ring Cycle II (May 10-15). Mark R. Joelson (703-532-1471) has single tickets to Cycle III performances of Rheingold (May 17) and Siegfried (May 20). David Loving (703-534-0506) has one set of Cycle III tickets (May 17-22) for all four operas. Christina Waters (831-459-1354) also has one set of Cycle III tickets. And Chuck Ludlum (202-364-6021 or 202-841-3006) has one set of Cycle I tickets (April 30-May 6).
Call them directly for details!
Cacapon Resort State Park, near Berkeley Springs, WV, is a two-hour drive from downtown Washington. Car pools can be arranged. Click herefor a virtual tour.
A variety of events has been scheduled to coincide with the 2016 WNO Ring, including lectures, all-day symposia, a film, and talk-back discussions. Click here for a complete schedule, and check back as additional events are announced.
Click here to read the article in Washington National Opera's blog, WNO Notebook!
Jennifer Wilson, an alumna of WSWDC's Emerging Singers Program (now the American Wagner Project), sang the title role in the Zeffirelli production of Puccini's Turandot at the Metropolitan Opera on November 12, 2015! WSWDC members were in attendance for the big event! Click here for additional photos on WSWDC's Facebook page! Congratulations, Jennifer!
Classical WETA’s Marilyn Cooley recently spoke with Issachah Savage about his background and training and the first time he met the late soprano, Evelyn Lear. Issachah, as we know, is singing the title role in Wagner's rarely-performed opera, Rienzi, presented by the National Philharmonic in partnership with WSWDC.
Hear the full interview here!
This beautifully-produced document contains a sneak preview of upcoming events, a retrospective of our 2014-15 season, updates on the American Wagner Project, news on the 2016 WNO Ring Cycle, and much, much more!! Download your copy here!