Collaboration Event Cincinnati Song Initiative and Wagner Society of Cincinnati

Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 3:00 PM – Location TBA

Cincinnati Song Initiative 

CSI and the Wagner Society of Cincinnati shed light on one of the richest periods of German and Austrian Lieder, illuminating the styles of Richard Wagner and his three closest contemporaries: Franz Liszt, Hugo Wolf, and Gustav Mahler. For more detailed information about this exciting concert and ticket purchasing, click on the link below.


  • Richard Wagner – Wesendonck Leider
  • Franz Liszt – Drei Lieder aus Schillers “Wilhelm Tell” (1860), Ich mochte hingehn
  • Hugo Wolf – An die Geliebte, An den Schlaf, Ganymed
  • Gustav Mahler – Selections from Des Knaben Wunderhorn, Lider und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit, and Ruckert-Lieder

Artists featured: LaToya Lain, Donna Loewy, Casey Robards, and Daniel Weeks

For tickets and more information, click here.

Opera Rap: Wagner and the Myth of the Flying Dutchman

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at 7:00-9:00 PM

Opera Rap: Wagner and the Myth of the Flying Dutchman. The Wagner Society of Cincinnati (WSC) and Cincinnati Opera will collaborate to produce an Opera Rap on the subject of Richard Wagner and his Music Dramas. Our guest speaker will be Naomi Lewin of WGUC and WQKR in New York.

The event will also discuss Wagner’s Flying Dutchman which is being produced by Cincinnati Opera this Summer Season. This event is held at the Mercantile Library in downtown Cincinnati. To attend this exciting event, register by clicking here.

This will be the third collaborative event between the WSC and Cincinnati. Please join us for this informative opportunity.

Music For All Seasons

Music for All Seasons

2017-18 Series  At Historic Peterloon Estate


Music from Eastern Europe

February 11, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Instrumental and vocal music from Poland, Hungary, Russia, Romania, and Bohemia.

The concert will feature music by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Franz Liszt, Franz Schubert, Richard Strauss and Richard Wagner.

Concert Performers: WSC Studio Artist, Shares Arnold, soprano; Kimberly Daniel de Acha, narrator; Amy Gillingham, cello; and Christina Lalog-Seal, piano. For a preview of the program, click here.

For more information:  Click here

Queen City Chamber Opera (QCCO) and Wagner Society of Cincinnati (WSC) Collaborative Project – Full Stage Production of Act III of Siegfried, with orchestra

Siegfried, Act III, October 2016
Friday, October 21, 8:00 pm and Sunday, October 23, 3:00 pm, Dunham Recreation Center Auditorium, 1945 Dunham Way, Cincinnati, Ohio 45238
Under the creative direction of Issac Selya, Founder and Artistic Director, QCCO, and WSC members providing support in set design and construction, marketing and promotion, stage direction, and prop development. Fully staged, with full orchestra. Don’t miss this exciting production of Wagner’s Siegfried, Act III!
Tickets: Use the code “happy203rd” before 12:00 am on May 24 for 18% off balcony tickets or 16% off ground tickets.

A Conversation with Francesca Zambello

Francesca Zambello

Francesca Zambello

Cincinnati Opera and the Wagner Society of Cincinnati are pleased to welcome Francesca Zambello, renowned director of “one of the best Ring cycles in more than a quarter of a century” (Washington Post). Join Ms. Zambello and Evans Mirageas, The Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director, as they discuss the vision behind the inventively updated production of Richard Wagner’s epic four-part operatic cycle, The Ring of the Nibelung, appearing at Washington National Opera from April 30 to May 22, 2016.

Tuesday, October 13, 7:30 pm
The Mercantile Library, 414 Walnut Street #1100, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Free for Mercantile Library members; $5 general public
Reservations requested: (513) 621-0717
Parking: Fountain Square Garage (520 Vine Street) and 84.51 Centre Garage (100 West Fifth Street)

Join the Cincinnati Opera Guild for pre-Opera Rap cocktails!
Tuesday, October 13, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown Hotel, D. Burnham’s, 36 East 4th Street
Cash bar—no reservations required!

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