August 6, 2020

Jim Holman will take on Wagner’s final opera, Parsifal. Jim will present a series of lectures, leading the class through the opera with audio and visual excerpts and discussing the controversies surrounding the opera for the past 135 years. Registration details are in the OLLI website!

July 21, 2020

Father Owen Lee -- He was revered by hundreds as a Catholic Basilian priest, esteemed by thousands as a Professor of Classics, and treasured by millions around the world for his three decades of brilliant radio broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera.

To mark the first anniversary of Father Lee's death (Saturday, July 25), Wagner scholar Iain Scott -- a close friend and associate of Father Lee -- has launched a new memorial website to honor his legacy.

The site contains seven video interviews, four audio playlists of his Metropolitan Opera broadcasts, some brief descriptions of his 21 books, and a selection of documents, both by and about him.

I hope you will find that it appropriately celebrates a great man.

Requiescas in pace, good Father.

July 13, 2020

The Triangle Wagner Society will offer four fall programs using Zoom:

  • September 13, 2020 - David Levy: “Wagner and Beethoven”

  • October 4, 2020 - David Feheley: “Producing the Ring Cycle at the Metropolitan Opera”

  • October 18, 2020 - Matthew Timmermans: “Wagner Across Borders”

  • November 8, 2020 - Jim Holman: “Lohengrin”

Additional information to come, or see the Triangle Wagner Society website.


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