Wagner in the US & Canada (2015-2016)

Rienzi, der Letzte der Tribunen

National Philharmonic (Music Center at Strathmore, North Bethesda, MD): 10/3/2015

Piotr Gajewski (c): Jennifer Wilson, Mary Ann Stewart; Issachah Savage, Robert Baker, Jason Stearns, Stephen Bryant, Kevin Thompson

(Concert Performance)

Der fliegende Holländer

Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Ravinia Festival: 8/15/2015

James Conlon (c): Amber Wagner, Ronnita Miller; Simon O’Neill, Matthew Plenk, Greer Grimsley, Kristinn Sigmundsson

(Concert Performance)

Virginia Opera: 4/8, 10, 13/2016 (Norfolk); 4/15, 17/2016 (Richmond); 4/23, 24/2016 (Fairfax) Adam Turner (c):

Francesca Zambello (p)

Seattle Opera: 5/7, 8 (m), 11, 14, 18, 20, 21/2016

Sebastian Lang-Lessing (c): Alwyn Mellor/Wendy Bryn Harmer, Luretta Bybee; Colin Ainsworth, Nikolai

Schukoff/David Danholt, Greer Grimsley/Alfred Walker, Daniel Sumegi Christopher Alden (p); Allen Moyer (d and cost.), Anne Militello (l)


Apotheosis Opera (NYC): 7/31, 8/2 (m)/2015

Matthew Jaroszewicz (c): Amber Smoke, Jodi Karem; Nicholas Simpson, Jacob Lasseter, Joseph Beckwith, Hans Tashjian, Ethan Fran, John Dominick

Sam Bartlett and Zach Blumenstein (p)

Metropolitan Opera: 10/8, 12, 15, 19, 24, 27, 31 (m)/2015

James Levine (c): Eva-Maria Westbroek, Michelle DeYoung; Johan Botha, Peter Mattei, Günther Groissböck Otto Schenk (p); Günther Schneider-Siemssen (d); Patricia Zipprodt (cost.); Gil Wechsler (l); Norbert Vesak (choreography)

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

San Francisco Opera: 11/18, 21, 24, 27, 12/2, 6 (m)/2015

Mark Elder (c): Rachel Willis-Sørensen, Sasha Cooke; Brandon Jovanovich, Alek Shrader, Greer Grimsley,

Martin Gantner, Ain Anger, Philip Horst, Joel Sorensen, Andrea Silvestrelli

David McVicar/Marie Lambert (p), Vicki Mortimer (d), Paule Constable (l), Ian Robertson (chorus.); Andrew George (choreography)


Canadian Opera Company: 1/23, 27, 30; 2/2, 5, 11, 14 (m)/2016

Johannes Debus (c): Christine Goerke; Stefan Vinke, Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke, Alan Held, Christopher

Purves, Phillip Ens

François Girard (p); Michael Levine (d); David Finn (l); Donna Feore (choreography)

Houston Grand Opera: 4/16, 20, 23, 28, 5/1 (m)/2016

Patrick Summers (c): Christine Goerke, Meredith Arwady; Jay Hunter Morris, Rodell Rosel, Iain Paterson,

Christopher Purves, Andrea Silvestrelli

La Fura Dels Baus/ Carlus Padrissa (p); Roland Olbeter (d); Chu Uroz (cost.); Peter van Praet (l); Franc Aleu (projections)


Union Avenue Opera Theatre (St. Louis): 8/21, 22, 28, 29/2015

Scott Schoonover (c): Alexandra LoBianco, Rebecca Wilson, Melissa Kornacki, Lindsey Anderson, Johanna Nordhorn, Lauren Wright; Clay Hilley, David Dillard, Timothy Lafontaine, Patrick Blackwell Karen Coe Miller (p) (Reduced and Adapted by Graham Vick and Jonathan Dove)

Der Ring des Nibelungen

Washington National Opera: 4/30, 5/2, 4, 6; 5/10, 11, 13, 15; 5/17, 18, 20, 22/2016

Philippe Auguin (c): Catherine Foster/Nina Stemme, Megan Miller, Melody Moore, Melissa Citro, Jacqueline

Echols, Catherine Martin, Renée Tatum, Jamie Barton, Elizabeth Bishop, Lindsay Ammann, Marcy Stonikas,

Lori Phillips, Eve Gigliotti, Daryl Freedman; Daniel Brenna, Christopher Ventris, William Burden, David

Cangelosi, Richard Cox, Alan Held, Gordon Hawkins, Richard Cox, Julian Close, Solomon Howard, Raymond

Aceto, Eric Halfvarson

Francesca Zambello (p); Michael Yeargan (d); Catherine Zuber (cost.); Mark McCullough (l), Denni Sayers (choreo.); S. Katy Tucker, Jan Hartley (projections)

The View from the Rim

The View from the Rim: Tristan, the Grand Canyon, and the Beauty of the Abyss

Presented by
James Holman, Chairman of the Wagner Society of Washington DC

The quarter century from 1857 to 1883, from the composition of Tristan und Isolde to the composer’s death, marked a period of unprecedented and revolutionary change, change in the way we look at the world and the way we look at ourselves. The “discovery” of the Grand Canyon, and the beauty of looking “downward,” is an apt metaphor, both for Wagner’s masterpiece and for a civilization coming to terms with the modern world.

Please join us for another superb presentation by James Holman, Chairman of the Wagner Society of Washington DC and author/editor of several books on Wagner. The book Quo Vadis, Wagner: Approaching the Bicentennial will be distributed for free and signed by Chairman James K. Holman, who is the editor. The book includes essays by luminaries such as Leon Botstein, Jeffrey Buller, Maureen Dowd, Evelyn Lear, Saul Lilienstein, Barry Millington, John J. Pohanka, Alex Ross, Nicholas Vazsony, Simon Williams, and Francesca Zambello

Sunday, Nov. 9, 3 p.m.
The College Club
44 Commonwealth Ave.

Tickets: $15; Members $10

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For more information: info@bostonwagnersociety.org ∙ 617-323-6088

Strauss Was from Venus, Wagner from Mars

Reflections on the Occasion of Strauss’s 150th Birthday

Sunday, June 1, at 3 p.m., The College Club, “Wagner and Strauss”

Talk, audiovisual presentation, piano, and book signing by James Holman, Chairman of the Wagner Society of Washington DC

Editor and annotator of Wagner Moments: A Celebration of Favorite Wagner Experiences (Amadeus Press, 2005); Quo Vadis, Wagner? Approaching the Bicentennial (2012)
Author of Wagner’s Ring: A Listener’s Companion and Concordance (Amadeus Press, 1997).
Copies of Quo Vadis, Wagner will be handed out free of charge.
A reception with Chairman Holman will follow. Desserts, tea, coffee, and cash bar.

Date: Sunday, June 1, 2014
Time: 3 p.m.
Place: The College Club of Boston, 44 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02116
Tickets: $25; members $20; students $10

For tickets, click here or call 617-323-6088.
Space is limited, so order your tickets now!
Ticket sales will close on May 29. 


Concert with Baritone Marcelo Guzzo and Pianist Rainer Armbrust

Wagner, Verdi, Donizetti & Bellini: A Medley

Art Songs, Arias, and Piano Solos
With Marcelo Guzzo, baritone, and Rainer Armbrust, piano

Date: Friday, May 2, 2014
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Pickman Hall, Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

For tickets, click here.
There are no fees for online ticket ordering.

Marcelo Guzzo in the Bacchanal of Act 1 of Tannhäuser in Colombia

Baritone Marcelo Guzzo as Wolfram in the Bacchanal ofTannhäuser, the first Wagner opera to be performed in Colombia, conducted by Maestro Gustavo Dudamel


Baritone Marcelo Guzzo as Wolfram in Colombia's Tannhäuser, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel

Marcelo Guzzo as the minstrel Wolfram in Colombia’s Tannhäuser

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 About the Artists and Program
Tickets: $10, $25, $30
For tickets, click here,
or call 617-323-6088