THE WAGNER SOCIETY OF DALLAS
2003-2004 Calendar of Events
(All Events Subject to Change and Rescheduling)
Programs for 2003 - 2004
Maestro GRAEME JENKINS - A Talk preceding a
dress rehearsal of the Queen of Spades at Dallas Opera. At the Fair Park Music
Seattle Opera's PERRY LORENZO - One of our
Favorites from this past season.
ANN THOMPSON from Houston - Perhaps in Houston
while attending a performance of Mozart's Magic Flute with Klaus Peter
Dr. LARRY PALMER - Either a lecture or recital
on organ or harpsichord of music by Wagner's predecessors.
KAREN STONE - Dallas Opera's new General
LESLIE HALLA - Director of the Lyric and other
places, and the Dalls Gala.
DARREN WOODS - Director of Fort Worth Opera,
presenting a talk in Fort Worth.
Recital by students of VIRGINIA DUPUY, voice
teacher at Southern Methodist University
BASTILLE DAY - Hate France dinner at L'Ancestral
with a short talk on why Wagner hated Paris.
Lecture by DESIREE MAYS TBA.
All dates and events subject to change.
Trips for 2003 - 2004
Chicago Lyric - Friday, November 14 for
Parsifal and Saturday, November 15 for Faust.
Tickets are $164 each and are Main Floor 1. We must make a half payment by
Austin for Fleigende Hollander
on the weekend of March 26, 2004
Houston for Magic Flute on
February 1. Matinee on February 8, 2004 can be combined with Jenufa
on Saturday evening.
Washington, DC, for Walkure
with Placido Domingo singing Sigmund. The Washington, DC Wagner Society will be
allowed to attend the cast party after opening night on Wednesday, November 5,
2003. Cost is $250 for party and $118 for good tickets. Another possibility
would be for us to attend the second performance on Saturday, November 9, at
2:00. Decide NOW!
New York Met Trio of Rigoletto, Salome
and Walkure on April 9, 10, 12, 2004. Prices vary from $200 to $600 for balcony
to various places in the Orchestra.
If you are interested in the Met RING in
the spring, call Sherwin Sloan, fuehrer of the WSSC, in Los Angeles, and
identify yourself as a member of the Wagner Society of Dallas. He has tickets.
Bayreuth Festspiele 2004.
All dates and events subject to change.
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.
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.
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
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