One set of tickets is available to the sold out Ring at the new Landestheater: May 8-10-14-17, 2015. $300 for set. A reserved hotel room is also available. Contact Trish Benedict at email@example.com.
Our 15th Annual Weekend Retreat (Members-only event)
Friday, June 5 to Sunday, June 7, 2015 Cacapon Resort State Park Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
Cacapon Resort State Park, near Berkeley Springs, WV, is a two-hour drive from downtown Washington. Car pools can be arranged. Click here for a virtual tour.
On Sunday, February 15, the Washington Post contained an extensive article on mezzo soprano Dolora Zajick--WSWDC's valued partner in the American Wagner Project. The article mentioned WSWDC, the AWP, and WSWDC protégé Issachah Savage, who will sing the title role in Wagner's rarely-performed Rienzi at Strathmore on October 3. (WSWDC is partnering with the National Philharmonic Orchestra to make this concert production possible.)
Click here to read the article by Post classical music critic Anne Midgette!
Orchestra Center, Row Z, Seat 115, $115 (That's more than $50 off!)
Click here to view seat location.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if interested!
John Pohanka, WSWDC Board Member and author of Wagner the Mystic, recently gave a lecture, "Wagner 101," to members of the 4 Arts Society of Palm Beach, Florida. Click here to view a video recording!
Congratulations to Issachah Savage, WSWDC's protégé in the American Wagner Project! Issachah recently made his Canadian debut as Siegmund in the Canadian Opera Company's production of Die Walküre.
"Yesterday Savage sang the third performance and, in so doing, has secured his reputation as a major contender for star status among dramatic tenors worldwide." -- Neil Crory, Musical Toronto
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Music Center at Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD
Metro to Grosvenor-Strathmore station (Red Line)
The National Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Piotr Gajewski, will present a concert version of Wagner’s first major success, Rienzi: Last of the Tribunes. It is rarely performed now, so this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear this late Romantic masterpiece!
WSWDC is proud to be co-sponsoring this major event, starring international Wagnerian soprano Jennifer Wilson and the shooting star of American heldentenors, Issachah Savage, both alumni of WSWDC's Emerging Singers Program and the American Wagner Project!
We need YOUR help in bringing this exciting event to Washington! At the moment, we are part-way to our fundraising goal of the $50,000 needed to support this project. Several WSWDC members have pledged major donations of $5,000 and even $10,000 to see this seminal work performed in our community. Please join us and help with your 100% tax-deductible donation! Use the button below or click here to download a form you may submit by mail or fax. The form also lists the special premiums we are using to recognize significant donors.
We thank you in advance for your participation and support of this important event!
Christopher Wilson has two tickets to the Ring Cycle on July 27-28-30-August 1:
Left, Row 2, Seat 12
Center, Row 3, Seat 9
Price is 960 euros each. Contact Christopher at email@example.com.
As WSWDC prepares for this year's celebration and performance of Der fliegende Holländer, we are pleased to remind you that the seven lectures on this opera from the 2010 Wagner in der Wildnis weekend are available here. Pianist Jeffrey Swann and Professor Simon Williams bring you nine hours of insights, interpretation, discussion, and musical excerpts.