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Wagner Society of Dallas

Schubert's Winterreise


Will Whitmire Sings Schumann
Chamber Music for Clarinet, Viola and Piano
Schubert's Winterreise
Wagner's Birthday Party

Wagner Society of Dallas

"Die Winterreise"

The Monumental Song cycle by Franz Schubert

Die Winterreise
(Winter's Journey)

Wagner Society of Dallas: Albert Meisenbach and Kiyoshi Tamagawa perform Schubert's Wintterreise. May 4, 2008

Albert Meisenbach, Bass
Kiyoshi Tamagawa, Piano

3:00 PM,
May 4, 2008

O'Donnell Recital Hall

Meadows School of the Arts
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, Texas

Admission is Free

Franz Schubert

Winter Journey by Jentsch
Wagner Society of Dallas: Albert Meisenbach and Kiyoshi Tamagawa perform Schubert's Wintterreise. May 4, 2008

Connie Coit and Albert Meisenbach

O'Donnell Recital Hall
at SMU

Friends Chat after the Recital

Virginia Abdo and Lynwood Simpson

Pearce Meisenbach and John Maus

John Maus and Lynwood Simpson

Megan Meisenbach chats with friend

Kiyoshi Tamagawa and Albert Meisenbach

Mrs. Meisenbach chats with Joan Merriman
Wagner Society of Dallas: Albert MeisenbachAlbert Meisenbach has performed successfully in the fields of opera. lieder and oratorio. Here is a review from La Voce in Perugla, Italy: "The beautiful timbre of his voice, the elegance of his gestures and facial expressions, his ease of pronunciation in five different languages, created an atmosphere of attention, admiration and uncommon enthusiasm." And from La Voz de Miehoacan (Morella, Mexico): "Another artistic revelation was the appearance of Albert Meisenbach, who with his refined baritone voice sang eloquent romantic songs".

Wagner Society of Dallas: Kiyoshi TamagawaKiyoshi Tamagawa is Professor of Music and Chairman of the Department of Music at Southwestern University. A past winner of the National Guild of Piano Teachers' International Piano Recording competition, Dr. Tamagawa has performed as soloist and collaborative pianist throughout the US and England. He has collaborated with Violinist Eugene Fodor and with Mr. Fodor released a CD entitled "Witches Brew".

Email: a.meisenbach AT

WSD Events Calendar

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 11-13, 2008 Ann Petty and Metroplex Opera presents Sigmund Romburg's The Student Prince at the Lakewood Theater
April 19, 2008 David Morgan: Chamber Music for Clarinet, Viola and Piano.
May 4, 2008 Schubert's Winterreise sung by Albert Meisenbacn with pianist Kiyoshi Tamagawa

It's That Time Again!

Please Renew your Membership in
the Wagner Society of Dallas

Annual Membership Fee is $35 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

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