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Wagner Society of Dallas

Darren K Woods
& Joe Illick

Fort Worth Opera


Wagner's Birthday Party 2004
On the Road with Pat Mattingly
Darren Woods & Joe Illick - FW Opera
Alessandra Comini - Love from Afar
Roy Stevens - Heldentenor
Karen Stone - Dallas Opera
Erik Werner Benefit Recital

Wagner Society of Dallas
Invites you to Meet

Darren K. Woods
General Director
of the Fort Worth Opera
Joe Illick
Music Director
of the Fort Worth Opera

Sunday, February 22, 2004, 3:00 pm
At the home of Bill and Hazel Hendrix

Program: Rossini's Italian Girl in Algiers at Fort Worth Opera
(Yes, we know it is not Wagner, but Wagner DID like Rossini!)

Ample refreshments were served after the presentation.
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Pat Mattingly Introduces FWO Opera Music Director Joe Illick

Hosts Hazel and Bill Hendrix with Sheila Harms

Joe Illick Chats with Sheila and Virginia Abdo

Cost: Donation of $10 would be appreciated. Send in or pay at the door.

You MUST let us know that you are coming.
Please call 214-363-6070 by Thursday, February 19, 2004.

Digital Photos for WSD by Ed Flaspoehler. Copyright Ed Flaspoehler 2003.
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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

The Wagner Society of Dallas
is a Member of
The International Association of Wagner Societies

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