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Wagner Society of Dallas

Desiree Mays Lecture


Desiree Mays - Parsifal and the Holy Grail
Red Carnations - Chamber Opera
The Living Opera of Dallas
Wagner's Birthday Party
Daniela Friedl, Soprano

Wagner Society of Dallas

In Conjunction with
the Puccini Society
of Dallas

Is Proud to Present

Desirée Mays

The Holy Grail,
and  the
Da Vinci Code

Time: 2:30 p.m., and do not forget to "fall back" one hour on Sunday

Date: Sunday, October 30, 2005

Place: Park Towers at Turtle Creek
3310 Fairmount
Dallas, TX
Dr. Earl Carter, Host

Cost: $10 per person to cover valet parking and clean-up

Opera Unveiled 2005 - Turandot by Giacomo Puccini, Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten, The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini, Ainadamar by Osvaldo Golijov, Lucio Silla by Wolfgang A. Mozart Desiree Mays is author of the popular Opera Unveiled series of books and is guest lecturer each summer at the Santa Fe Opera.

This lecture will be in the party room. You MUST call or mail in a reservation by Thursday, October 27, 2005, to be admitted. If you are not on the list, you will NOT be admitted. Remember -- The Grail is Within!

If you wish to have light refreshments AFTER the lecture, please bring a bottle of wine or a light snack to share.

Brunch: Join us before the lecture at 12:30 p.m. at the Landmark Restaurant in the Melrose Hotel, corner of Cedar Springs and Oak Lawn. Cost is $32 per person.

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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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