Past Events

Lecture – David B. Levy, PhD: “Teaching the Ring”

November 14, 2017, Tuesday 7:30pm

David B. Levy, PhD, Professor of Music, Wake Forest University, lecture on Teaching the Ring.

Venue: The Friday Center, 100 Friday Center Drive, Chapel Hill, 27517
Cost: Free for members, $15 donation for guests

Recital – “Le Chant Wagnérien”

October 17, 2017, Tuesday 7:30pm

Live performance, Le Chant Wagnérien, by soprano Andrea Edith Moore, baritone Ryan de Ryck, and pianist Daniel Schlosberg

Venue: First Presbyterian Church in Durham
Cost: Free for members, $15 donation for guests

Lecture – Bryan Gilliam, PhD: “The Influence of Wagner on Strauss”

September 19, 2017, Tuesday 7:30pm

Bryan Gilliam, PhD, Professor of Music and Germanic Languages and Bass Fellow in the Duke Department of Music, lecture on The Influence of Wagner on Strauss.

Venue: SearStone (Winston Clubhouse Ballroom) in Cary
Cost: Free for members, $15 donation for guests


Lecture – William Berger: “Challenges of Producing Wagner’s Operas”

April 2, 2017, Sunday 1:30pm

William Berger, author of Wagner without Fear (1998), Verdi with a Vengeance (2000), and Puccini without Excuses (2005), producer and quiz master for Metropolitan Opera radio broadcasts, presented a members’ only program on Challenges of Producing Wagner’s Operas.

Venue: Private home in Chapel Hill

Lecture – Eric Mitchko: “Tristan und Isolde through the Years”

November 15, 2016, Tuesday 7pm

Eric Mitchko, General Director, NC Opera, presented a program on Tristan und Isolde through the Years. He explored early productions and ways in which different impresarios influenced singing styles. Also featured were clips of performances by outstanding singers.

Venue: Friday Center, Chapel Hill, NC, 7 pm

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