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Wagner Society of Dallas



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

A Program of German Art Songs

Sunday, June 11, 2006
 4:00 pm

at the home of Bill and Hazel Hendrix
13768 Danvers Drive
Dallas, TX

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Daniela Friedl, soprano, and Janna Ernst, piano, present a recital of German Lieder by Schumann, Brahms, Wolf and Richard Strauss.

Tickets are $20 at the door.
Please RSVP  by Friday, June 9!


Daniela Friedl

Daniela Friedl, soprano, is a fresh young talent on the international scene. A native of Austria, she has already accumulated performing experience in Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand.

Most recently she has been involved in two world premiers: the first, in the lead role of Maryanne in Aua e te Tagi by Opeloge Ah Sam, which premiered in Auckland, New Zealand in March; and the second, as Grendel's Mother in Beowulf by Edward Perez which had it's debut performance in Dallas, Texas, in April.

Daniela also performed in the role of Sora in Carl Millöcker’s Gasparone and as Arsena in Der Zigeunerbaron by Johann Strauss with the Murauer Operettenfestspiele in Austria.

In 2005, she won 1st runner up in the Vocal division at the Young Texas Artists Music Competition. Other performances include the Fringe Festival in Melbourne, Australia, the Wortham Theater in Houston, USA, the Concerti Estivi Brunicensi and Bressanone in Italy, the International Hugo Wolf Symposium and the AIMS festival in Graz, the Adventsingen at the “Großes Festspielhaus” in Salzburg, Austria, as well as recitals in Melbourne, Austria and the United States. Daniela holds a Masters degree in Vocal Performance from Kunstuniversität Graz in Austria, where she studied voice with one of Europe’s leading sopranos, KS Joanna Borowska.

Upcoming projects include recitals for the Dallas Goethe Center and the Wagner Society of Dallas as well as her opera debut with the Living Opera in Dallas, Texas, performing the lead role of Susanna in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro.

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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

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The International Association of Wagner Societies

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