Wagner in der Wildnis 2018: Tristan und Isolde

Our 18th Annual Weekend Retreat (Members-only event)

Friday, June 1, to Sunday, June 3, 2017
Cacapon Resort State Park
Berkeley Springs, WV

Having studied all ten of Richard Wagner’s mature operas, we are now taking a second look at his most ground-breaking. We will have the privilege of an in-depth journey into Tristan und Isolde guided by our “dream team” presenters:
Pianist Jeffrey Swann offers his prized lecture-demonstrations at the piano. An internationally known concert pianist, he is known from previous Wildnis weekends, his concert performances for the Wagner Society of Washington, DC, his talk for the Smithsonian's Tristan und Isolde seminar in 2004, and his lectures at Bayreuth.
Professor Simon Williams, recently retired from the University of California at Santa Barbara, presents his insightful lectures on Wagner and drama. His latest books: Wagner and the Romantic Hero, now in paperback, A History of German Theatre, and in 2015, The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Stage Actors and Acting.

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.

Registration and payment deadline is March 15. Click here for complete details, including a registration form you may print and submit by mail, or use the button below to register and pay online.

Wagner in der Wildnis 2018