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of Dallas




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Wagner Society of Dallas

Recital with
Puccini Society of Dallas


Siegfried Idyll
Puccini Society February Recital
Wesendonck Lieder
MetroPlex Opera Company
Puccini Society April Recital

Wagner Society of Dallas

February Concert
with the Puccini Society of Dallas

A Recital of Music by Scarlatti, Poulenc, Argento and Puccini

Janine Thames, Soprano
Janna Ernst, Piano

February 10, 2007
 4:00 pm

The Edgemere
8523 Thackery
Dallas, TX 75225

Off Northwest Highway
Between Hillcrest and Preston Road


Domenico Scarlatti, portrayed by Domingo Antonio Velasco in 1738.
Francis Poulenc
Dominic Argento


Puccini Society Members: $15

WSD Members and Guests: $20

Upcoming events

Feb 10, 2007 with the Puccini Society of Dallas, at the Edgemere. 4:00 pm
Feb 15, 18M, 21 and 24, 2007 Lohengrin - performed by The Dallas Opera
March 17, 2007 Klaus Peter Flor and Laura Ayers perform Wagner's Wesendonck Lieder
March 3, 2007 The Dallas Opera's annual Vocal Competition
April Ann Petty and Opera singers in a recital. TBA

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Programs for 2005 - 2006

October 30, 2005

Desiree Mays
"Parsifal, the Holy Grail, and the Da Vinci Code," a talk on the meaning of the Grail through history and in Parsifal.

March 5, 2006 Red Carnations,
an opera by Robert Baksa presented by Dallas Opera Education Department and SMU

All dates and events subject to change.

It's That Time Again!

Please Renew your Membership in
the Wagner Society of Dallas

Annual Membership Fee is $25 Per Person

Click HERE for PDF Membership Form

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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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