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Deux Lagniappes:

Our distinguished guest for the second discussion in our Conversations Series will be the incredible American Wagnerian soprano, Christine Goerke, on March 29. Here she is singing Brunnhilde's Immolation Scene at the 2019 Edinburgh International Festival.

And here's a wonderful, unique experience of excerpts from Acts I & III of Parsifal , streamed live today (February 18) at the beautiful Stephansdom in Vienna, featuring bass Günther Groissböck and organist Manfred Schiebel. (NOTE: There is an extended period of silence at the beginning of the recording. The performance starts at about 4:30, so just jump to that spot.)

Happenings Elsewhere:

The following are listed roughly in chronological order based upon when a live performance will be available (either via livestream or as performed in real time in a venue - remember those?), or when a recording (audio + video, or sometimes audio only) will be first accessible to stream or download:

The Vienna State Opera streams an opera every day. You can check their weekly calendar here. You'll need a free login and password to stream. (NOTE: Vienna is 7 hours ahead of Central Time.)

The Wagner Society (London, U.K.) has announced an ambitious calendar of virtual events through July of 2021. (NOTE: London is 6 hours ahead of Central Time.)

The Wagner Society of Northern California is presenting Anniversary Thoughts: Wagner's 'Beethoven' Essay of 1870 on Saturday, February 20 at 3 PM CST. Simply access the Zoom via this link at 3 PM Saturday. In addition, WSNC presents Sleep in the Ring: A Study of How and Why Wagner Uses the Image of Sleep on March 13.

The Triangle Wagner Society (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, NC) has published their event schedule for the first half of this year, with the next event, Mark Evan Bonds on Hearing Music as Autobiography, from Beethoven to Wagner,  on February 21.

The Wagner Society of Southern California is hosting a Zoom webinar event: a screening of the documentary, Karajan: Beauty As I See It, on February 28.

The Wagner Society of New York is presenting on the rare topic of The Russian Parsifal: Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov and The Invisible City of Kitezh on February 28.

San Francisco Opera is hosting an enormous, experience-rich virtual Ring Festival March 5-30. You can review the entire schedule here. Best of all, as a member or friend of RWSUM, you can get a 30% discount off of the $99.00 Ring Festival Pass! Just click the blue "I HAVE A PROMO CODE" button and use promo code WAGNER30. Note that pass holders will receive a link to each recorded live-streamed program, so even if you miss one live, you can always experience it later!

The Wagner Society of Washington, D.C. is hosting events on March 11 and April 15 . In addition, WSWDC has made seven videos of their past lectures available for streaming on demand. Topics such as Wagner: A Voyage of Self-Discovery through Beethoven and Wagner's Music Dramas and the Jews make WSWDC's fascinating lectures irresistible!

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