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Subject: NYC 3/22 Lohengrin Seminar with Wilson in attendance!
From: BiancaOr <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Tue, 17 Mar 1998 13:02:35 EST
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Lohengrin Seminar   March 22, 1998
The Wagner Society of New York s 18th Annual Seminar will feature Lohengrin,
highlighting the new production being presented by the Metropolitan Opera in
March and April.
Time: Sunday, March 22, 1998, 1:00   6:00 pm
Place: Robert F. Wagner Middle School, 220 East 76th Street, New York
The Society s Seminar Series is one of its major annual events and is greatly
anticipated in relation to the Met s Wagner repertoire. The distinguished
lineup of speakers will include:
Cori Ellison (Dramaturg of the New York City Opera, journalist, lecturer, and
translator): "The Compleat Swan: Visual Images of the Lohengrin Legend," with
slide illustrations, 1:10 1:50 pm;
Singers  Roundtable, featuring principals from the Met production, 2:00 3:00
pm. Singers confirmed to date include Deborah Polaski (Ortrud) and Eric
Halfvarson (King Henry). The Roundtable, an exciting part of every Seminar,
will be hosted by Robert J. Sweeney, the Moderator for the entire day.
 Rosamund Bartlett, Ph.D. (Dept. of Russian Studies, University of Manchester
and author of the recently published Wagner in Russia): "Russian Productions
of Lohengrin," accompanied by slides of a constructivist production in Russia
in the 1920s, 3:15 4:00 pm;
Robert Wilson (internationally renowned opera producer, director and set
designer of the new Met production of Lohengrin): "Opera: To Place the Voice
with the Face," 4:10 5:00 pm;
Geoffrey S. Riggs (author and lecturer on vocal history for the Vocal Record
Collectors Society and other organizations): "Antagonists as Protagonists: A
Study in Vocal Contrasts through Recordings," featuring excerpts from
historical recordings, 5:10 5:50 pm.
Registration fees are $35.00 for non-members and $20.00 for students and
seniors. (Members receive a dis-count.) Fee includes coffee service and a
snack. The book table will have many Wagner titles and other items from the
Society s catalogue, all at member prices, and Dr. Bartlett s book will be
available for signing and purchase.
The Wagner Society of New York, Inc., is a not-for-profit corporation devoted
to furthering the appreciation and performance of the music of Richard Wagner
through events such as lectures, recitals, interviews, films, and assistance
to promising young artists. For more information on this event or on the
Society, please visit our Web site: http://www.wagnersocietyny.com

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