More Opportunities to Hear Wagner, in DC and Beyond!
Saturday, October 21, 2023
San Francisco Opera's Lohengrin Livestream!
Can't make it to San Francisco? The San Francisco Opera will bring Lohengrin to you via livestream! Lohengrin will be sung by Simon O'Neill; Julie Adams will sing Elsa. This is a co-production of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and Opera Vlaanderen, first seen at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden on 30 April 2018.
Saturday, November 18, 2023 8pm
Renée Fleming & Fairfax Symphony!
At the Center for the Arts at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra will perform the Prelude and the Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde; Ms. Fleming will perform Strauss' Four Last Songs and others. Details and tickets available by clicking below.
November 30-December 23, 2023
The Metropolitan Opera's Tannhäuser!
Following his heroic performance as Siegfried in the Met’s 2019 Ring cycle, dashing Austrian tenor Andreas Schager returns as the knight Tannhäuser in Wagner’s ravishing opera of love, lust, and redemption. Soprano Elza van den Heever is the pure and virtuous princess Elisabeth, alongside mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Gubanova as the tempting goddess of love, Venus. Maestro Donald Runnicles takes the podium for Otto Schenk’s classic production, which also features baritone Christian Gerhaher in his Met debut as Tannhäuser’s companion knight Wolfram and bass Georg Zeppenfeld as Landgraf Hermann.
January 19 - February 4, 2024
Houston Grand Opera's Parsifal!
Wagnerites from around the world will descend upon Houston when HGO presents Parsifal, the Wagner’s final opera, full of shimmeringly beautiful music and spiritual and philosophical exploration. The opera will be presented in a stunning, sensual, colorful production from Tony Award-winning director John Caird. HGO Principal Guest Conductor Eun Sun Kim leads a cast of extraordinary Wagnerians including tenor Russell Thomas as Parsifal, soprano Christine Goerke as Kundry, bass Kwangchul Youn as Gurnemanz, bass-baritone Ryan McKinny as Amfortas, Andrea Silvestrelli as Klingsor.
Saturday, March 2, 2024 8pm
Christine Georke & Baltimore Symphony!
At the Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda, MD. Also in Baltimore on 3/1/2024. James Conlon will conduct the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in a wonderful program of Schubert and Wagner, including excerpts from Götterdämmerung. Ms. Goerke will perform Brunnhilde’s Immolation. This is not to be missed! Details and tickets available by clicking below.
April 27 - May 5, 2024
Atlanta Opera's Die Walküre!
The Atlanta Opera's Die Walküre continues their exploration of The Ring Cycle with a wonderful cast, including Greer Grimsley as Wotan and Wendy Bryn Harmer as Brünnhilde; conducted by Arthur Fagen in a production by Tomer Zvulun. Get caught up by watching last year's production of Das Rheingold on their streaming platform!