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A Benefit Recital


Tiffany Roberts, Soprano 
Tara Emerson, Piano


WSD 2003  Business Meeting
Wagner's Birthday 2003
SMU Ring Marathon
An Israeli Conducts Wagner
The Tristan Chord
Tiffany Roberts Benefit Recital
Susan Miller Hult - Prompter

September 15, 2002, Sunday at 4:00 P.M.

at the Home of 
Mr. and Mrs. Preston A. Peak, 
3500 Princeton Ave., 
Dallas, TX

Program:  Songs by Debussy and others

Miss Roberts is currently studying voice with Virginia DuPuy at Southern Methodist University. In 2002, she won the Audience Choice Award at the Dallas Opera Young Artist Competition.

Cost: One of the Wagner Society’s main purposes is to help financially young and deserving singers in advancing their careers.

A donation would be much appreciated to help defray expenses at SMU for Miss Roberts

Please let us know ONLY if you are coming. Call 214/363-6070. Or mail your confirmation to: WSD, P.O. Box 25201, Dallas, TX 75225-0201 by September 12, 2002.

This recital will begin promptly at 4:00 p.m., so plan to arrive before this time in order to be seated.

Soprano Tiffany Roberts was born and raised in Dallas, TX, where she currently resides. She is an alumna of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas. She received her Bachelor of Music Performance degree in Voice from the University of Tulsa. Currently, Miss Roberts is in pursuit of her Master of Vocal Performance degree at Southern Methodist University, where she is a student of Virginia DuPuy

Miss Roberts has performed such roles as Susanna (Nozze di Figaro), Lucy (The Telephone), the Nightengale (L'Enfant et les Sortileges) and Emmie and Cis (Albert Herring).

She was an award recipient in the Dallas Opera Guild Career Grant for Singers competition  ( March 2001), and the Audience Favorite in the Eleanor Lieber Awards in Portland, OR (February 2002).

In addition to being an apprentice for Amarillo Opera, Miss Roberts has been a Young Artist for Portland Opera Works (2001-2002) and a concert soloist for the Orchestra of New Spain in Dallas.

Upcoming engagements include Resphighi's Laude to the Nativity with Dallas' Orpheus Chamber Singers and a concert with the Orchestra of New Spain in 2002.

Miss Roberts aspires to become a successful international and nation opera singer and concert artist.

"She is fantastic!" Virginia Abdo


Welcome to The Wagner Society of Dallas. You know, as Texans, we're bound to strive for being the biggest and best of all the Wagner groups in the world over.

My hope, in addition, is that we ensure your attendance and participation by offering an interesting, stimulating, and enjoyable array of meetings, recitals, and travel. Let us know if you have suggestions for future activities, and do make an effort to join in during the coming months with your membership, attendance, and above all joy of being with fellow Wagner aficionados.

Roger Carroll
President of the Wagner Society of Dallas

The Wagner Society of Dallas - Virginia R. Abdo and Dr. James T. Wheeler,

The Wagner Society of Dallas is devoted to furthering the enjoyment and appreciation of the music of Richard Wagner. The Dallas group is one of many Wagner Societies all over the world. It is a non-profit organization open to anyone who enjoys the works of Richard Wagner and who would like to participate in the Society’s activities.

The Wagner Society of Dallas has monthly meetings and programs which feature recitals, lectures, video screenings, receptions for opera singers and personalities, and trips to Wagner performances in other cities. We welcome music lovers who are already familiar with Wagner’s works as well as those who may want to become more knowledgeable about Wagner’s music.

Member Benefits include attendance at programs, our newsletter, discount on books and CD’s, advance notice of events and selected ticket services, receipt of the Membership Directory, ticket allotments to Bayreuth, and an active link with fellow Wagnerians throughout the world.


The Wagner Society of Dallas

PO Box 25201
Dallas, TX 75225-0201
(214) 363-6070

Virginia R. Abdo and
Dr. James T. Wheeler

email: WSD@

Digital Photos on this website, unless otherwise noted,
copyright Edward P. Flaspoehler, JR

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Many Wagner Society of Dallas members fondly remember Sheila Jones Harms, who was an active member of the organization, and who presented many interesting programs and recitals over the years.

Now, WSD member Ed Flaspoehler has completed his biography of Sheila, called The Cold War Soprano: Memoirs of a Singer-Spy.

If you are interested in opera and fine singing, Sheila's biography will surely be of interest to you. Not only will you get an inside glimpse of what it takes to become an opera singer, and learn about the world of opera in Post- WWII Vienna, but, because Sheila and her husband Werner, were also CIA agents, you will get a look at the Cold War from a personal point of view.

You can get a copy of Ed's book on the internet at

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is a Member of
The International Association of Wagner Societies

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