Past Events

Concert – Contralto Martha Anderson

March 3, 2018, Saturday 8pm

The Triangle Wagner Society invites you to a special recital featuring Contralto Martha Anderson accompanied by pianist David Heid. Ms. Anderson will sing selections from Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder, Das Rheingold and Gotterdamerung, from Ponchielli’s La Gioconda and from Mahler’s Second Symphony.

Venue: Nelson Music Room, Duke University East Campus
Cost: Free for members and guests

Martha Anderson

Lecture – James Holman: “Tristan and the Delights of Ambiguity”

February 11, 2018, Sunday 2-4pm

James Holman, Chairman of The Wagner Society of Washington, DC and author, lecture on Tristan and the Delights of Ambiguity.

Venue: Croasdaile Country Club, 3800 Farm Gate Avenue, Durham, 27705
Cost: Free for members, $15 donation for guests

Seminar – Saul Lilienstein: “Discovering in Die Meistersinger: Tradition, Innovation, Craftsmanship and Wisdom”

January 6, 2018, Saturday 10am – 4pm

Seminar on “Discovering in Die Meistersinger: Tradition, Innovation, Craftsmanship and Wisdom” featuring morning lecture, optional lunch, two afternoon lectures, and Q & A by Wagnerian scholar Saul Lilienstein.

Venue: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh, 3313 Wade Ave. Raleigh, 27607
Cost: Free for members, $30 donation for guests, lunch optional

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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