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.
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.
November 14, 2017, Tuesday 7:30pm
David B. Levy, PhD, Professor of Music, Wake Forest University, lecture on Teaching the Ring.
October 17, 2017, Tuesday 7:30pm
Live performance, Le Chant Wagnérien, by soprano Andrea Edith Moore, baritone Ryan de Ryck, and pianist Daniel Schlosberg.
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.
September 15, 2017, Friday, 7:30pm
Tenor Jay Hunter Morris informal talk on What It’s Like to Sing a Six Hour Opera followed by Q & A.
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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, lecture on Challenges of Producing Wagner’s Operas.
January 25, 2017, Thursday 7pm
James Holman, President of the Wagner Society of Washington, DC and author, lecture on The Use and Misuse of the Music of Richard Wagner in the Movies.
November 15, 2016, Tuesday 7pm
Eric Mitchko, General Director, NC Opera, lecture on Tristan und Isolde through the Years exploring early productions and ways in which different impresarios influenced singing styles and including clips of performances by outstanding singers.
September 13, 2016, Tuesday 7pm
Bryan Gilliam, PhD, Professor of Music and Germanic Languages and Bass Fellow in the Duke University Department of Music lecture on Das Rheingold and other Ring Cycle operas prior to the NC Opera performance.