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Wagner Society
of Dallas

WSD EVENTS 2011-2012

Margaret Juntwait: Met Opera Host

Tristan and Isolde at SMU
Keith Cerny: Wagner and Bayreuth and the Ultimate Musical Brand
Puccini Society: How to Make a Libretto with Dr Robert S. Dupree
Clifton Forbis Sings Wagner at SMU
A talk by Margaret Juntwait, Host, Met Opera Broadcasts

Wagner Society of Dallas Presents:
The Met on the Other Side of the Camera and the Microphone
A Talk by Margaret Juntwait

Wagner Society of Dallas, Puccini Society of Dallas
and St. Matthew’s Cathedral Arts

invite you to hear

Margaret Juntwait,
Host, Metropolitan Opera Broadcasts

Saturday, June 9th, 2012, at 5 p.m.

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Cathedral,
5100 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX, 75206


Wine, hors d'oeurvres
RSVP: Roger Carroll 214-827-7352
$25 for Wagner & Puccini Society members,
$30 for non-members


Join Us for Dinner

Wagner Society of Dallas is hosting an intimate dinner at L'Acestral for Margaret Juntwait and her husband, Jamie Katz, after the program. Cost per person is $35, which includes a main course, dessert and a glass of wine. Drinks extra.

This event is limited to 20 people, so RSVP now to:

French Restaurant
4514 Travis
Dallas, TX  75205
Phone: 214-528-1081
Fax: 214-528-1142


Margaret Juntwait joined the Metropolitan Opera as host of the Saturday Matinee Radio Broadcasts in 2004, only the third regular announcer in the Met’s broadcast history. In 2006, she also became the announcer for programming on Metropolitan Opera Radio on SIRIUS. Prior to her work with the Met, she was a classical music radio host with WNYC Radio and has also hosted numerous radio documentaries and museum tours. Juntwait is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music with a degree in voice. (Photo by Richard Blinkhoff)

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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