Please join us for one or more of our events, developed and/or promoted by the Wagner Society of Cincinnati.

Upcoming 2017 Events

September 2017

Sunday, September 10, 2017

WSC Lecture Presentation, “Siegfried, Act I”. We will explore a great production of this Music Drama created by our very own WSC collaborator, Queen City Chamber Opera. Through lecture and viewing a DVD, you will gain an understanding of this complex work. Location: The home theatre of Jim & Carolann Slouffman 3327 Glenhurst Pl. Cincinnati, OH 45209. RSVP is required due to limited seating. 513-871-8447 or frauone@aol.com

November 2017

Sunday, November 5, 2017 

Details TBA

WSC Opera Trip: Lyric Opera of Chicago Ring “Die Walküre”. We journey to Chicago for a three day visit to attend one of the Lyric’s new Ring Cycle operas, Die Walküre. Ticket arrangements and travel plans TBA. We attend a Saturday night performance of Die Walküre and visit various Chicago sites during the day on Saturday.

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December 2017

Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 5:00 PM

WSC Annual Holiday Party: “A Tribute to King Ludwig II of Bavaria” Wagner’s Patron, Location: Hofbrauhaus, 200 E. 3rd St. Newport, KY 41071 RSVP, 513-871-8447 or frauone@aol.com

Past Events

2017

May 2017

Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Amy Yekel in Concert: “The Heldensoprano”, Cast: Amy Yekel, Soprano, Jesse Leong – Collaborative Pianist; Charles Parsons – Opera Authority and Narrator. Location: Ascension & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 335 Burns Ave. Wyoming, Ohio.. $5.00 Students $10.00 WSC Members $15.00 Non-Members For Reservations and Ticket Information Carolann Slouffman 513-871-8447 or Email – frauone@aol.com

2016

Live from the Met in HD – Tristan und Isolde (New Production)
September date and time TBA, Cinemark at Oakley Station

Queen City Chamber Opera (QCCO) and Wagner Society of Cincinnati (WSC) Collaborative Project – Full Stage Production of Act III of Siegfried, with orchestra
October dates and times TBA, 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. This exciting, full production of Wagner’s Siegfried Act III is not to be missed!

WSC Musicale – “New Voices: Fall Singer Showcase”
2:00 pm, Sunday, November 12, Location TBA
A musical review featuring emerging opera singers from our area. Each singer will perform two selections for your listening pleasure. One piece will be from Wagner and the other piece from a composer of the singer’s choice. Tickets: $5 students, $10 WSC members, $15 non-members. For reservations and ticket information: (513) 871‑8447 or email creative@wagnersocietycincinnati.org.

WSC Annual Holiday Party – “A Tribute to King Ludwig II of Bavaria, Wagner’s Patron”
5:00 pm, Sunday, December 4, Hofbräuhaus Newport, 200 East 3rd Street, Newport, Kentucky 41071
RSVP: Call (513) 871-8447 or email creative@wagnersocietycincinnati.org.

WSC Lecture Presentation – Rienzi
2:00 pm, Sunday, January 31, Home Theater of Jim and Carolann Slouffman, 3327 Glenhurst Place, Cincinnati, Ohio 45209
We will explore a great production of this rarely seen early Wagner opera created in the French Grand Opera style. This unique opera is Wagner’s homage to Meyerbeer. Through lecture and viewing DVD excerpts, you will gain an understanding of this complex work. RSVP is required due to limited seating. Call (513) 871‑8447 or email creative@wagnersocietycincinnati.org.

WSC Lecture Presentation – Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)
2:00 pm, Sunday, February 21, Home Theater of Jim and Carolann Slouffman, 3327 Glenhurst Place, Cincinnati, Ohio 45209
WSC President, Jim Slouffman, and Charles Parsons, WSC Opera Authority, present a fascinating presentation on Wagner’s Romantic Opera The Flying Dutchman. Through lecture and viewing DVD excerpts, you will gain an understanding of this complex work. RSVP is required due to limited seating. Call (513) 871‑8447 or email creative@wagnersocietycincinnati.org.

WSC DVD Viewing – Wagner’s Ring: A Tale told in Music, Part I
2:00 pm, Sunday, March 20, Home theatre of Deborah Lewis, One Lytle Place, 621 E. Mehring Way, Unit #606, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
This event features an amazing DVD lecture by Wagner Authority Heath Lees. RSVP is required due to limited seating. Call (513) 871‑8447 or email creative@wagnersocietycincinnati.org to reserve your seat.

WSC Music Analysis – Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)
2:00 pm, Sunday, May 1, Ascension-Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 334 Burns Avenue, Wyoming, Ohio 45215
Cast: Amy Yekel, Soprano (Senta); Andrew Manea, Bass Baritone (The Dutchman); Jesse Leong, Collaborative Pianist; Charles Parsons, Opera Authority and Narrator. Tickets: $5 students, $10 WSC members, $15 non-members. RSVP: (513) 871‑8447 or email creative@wagnersocietycincinnati.org.

WSC Opera Trip – Washington National Ring, Siegfried
Thursday, May 19 – Sunday, May 21
We journey to Washington, D.C., for a three-day visit to attend one of the WNO Ring Cycle operas, Siegfried. Ticket arrangements and travel plans TBA. We attend a Friday night performance of Siegfried and visit Washington, D.C., sites and museums during the day on Saturday.

2015

WSC DVD Viewing – Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King
2:00 pm, Sunday, January 25, Home theatre of Deborah Lewis, One Lytle Place, 621 E. Mehring Way, Unit #606, Cincinnati, OH 45202
An amazing film version of the Nibelung Ring Saga, told in the Norse myth tradition. RSVP is required due to limited seating. Call (513) 871‑8447 or email creative@wagnersocietycincinnati.org to reserve your seat and to get location information.

Lyric Opera of Chicago Trip: Tannhäuser
6:00 pm, Saturday, February 14, Lyric Opera of Chicago, 20 North Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606
Cast: Tannhäuser, Johan Botha; Elizabeth, Amber Wagner; Venus, Michaela Schuster; Wolfram, Gerald Finley; Landgraf, John Relyea; Conductor, Sir Andrew Davis. Tickets: (312) 827‑5600 or www.lyricopera.org/tannhauser.

WSC Lecture Presentation – Lohengrin
2:00 pm, Sunday, March 22, Home theatre of Deborah Lewis, One Lytle Place, 621 E. Mehring Way, Unit #606, Cincinnati, OH 45202
WSC Opera Authority Charles Parsons presents a fascinating presentation on Wagner’s landmark romantic opera, Lohengrin. Through lecture and viewing DVD excerpts, you will gain an understanding of this complex work. RSVP is required due to limited seating. Call (513) 871‑8447 or email creative@wagnersocietycincinnati.org.

Wagner Music Analysis Series – “An Analysis of Lohengrin
3:00 PM, Sunday, April 19, Elmwood Carthage Presbyterian Church, 6317 Highland Avenue at Beech Street, Cincinnati, OH 45216
Amy Yekel, Soprano (Elsa); TBA, Mezzo-Soprano (Ortrude); Christopher Morales, Baritone (Telramund); Timothy Bruno, Bass (König Heinrich); Matt Tschemperle, Heldentenor (Lohengrin); Jesse Leong, Collaborative Pianist; Charles Parsons, Opera Authority and Narrator. $10.00 WSC Members, $15.00 Non-Members. RSVP is required due to limited seating. Call (513) 871‑8447 or email creative@wagnersocietycincinnati.org.

WSC DVD Viewing – “Luchino Visconti’s Ludwig
2:00 pm, Sunday, May 17, Home Theater of Jim and Carolann Slouffman
Part 1. This is a very interesting film biography of King Ludwig II of Bavaria, Wagner’s patron. “A profoundly interesting combination of self-absorption, craftiness, genius and vision” – The New York Times. RSVP is required due to limited seating. Call (513) 871‑8447 or email creative@wagnersocietycincinnati.org.

WSC Musicale – “New Voices: A Singer Showcase”
3:00 pm, Sunday, September 13, Ascension – Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 334 Burns Ave., Wyoming, Ohio, 45215
Local opera singers perform one selection from Wagner’s works and one from a composer of their choosing. This will expose these emerging artists and their amazing talents to you, our Wagner Society of Cincinnati listening audience. You will be delighted with their musical gifts. Showcasing: Christopher Morales, Baritone; Andrew G. Manea, Baritone; Jessica Faselt, Soprano; Shareese Johnson Arnold, Soprano; Pedro Andre Arroyo, Tenor; Paulina Villarreal, Mezzo-Soprano; Jesse Leong, Collaborative Pianist; Jessine Johnson, Soprano. Tickets: $5 students, $10 WSC members, $15 non-members. RSVP: (513) 871‑8447 or email creative@wagnersocietycincinnati.org.

A Conversation with Francesca Zambello
7:30 pm, Tuesday, October 13, Mercantile Library, 414 Walnut Street #1100, Cincinnati, OH 45202
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. 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 pm, Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown Hotel, D. Burnham’s, 36 East 4th Street. Cash bar—no reservations required!

Queen City Chamber Opera (QCCO) and Wagner Society of Cincinnati (WSC) Collaborative Project – Full Stage Production of Act II of Siegfried, with orchestra
October 23 8:00 pm & October 25 3:00 pm, Dunham Recreation Center Auditorium, 1945 Dunham Way, Cincinnati, OH 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. This exciting, full production of Wagner’s Act II is not to be missed! Ticket information: (800) 838‑3006 or siegfried2.brownpapertickets.com.

WSC DVD Viewing – “Luchino Visconti’s Ludwig
2:00 pm, Sunday, November 15, German Heritage Museum, 4764 West Fork Road, Cincinnati, OH 45247
Part 2. This is a very interesting film biography of King Ludwig II of Bavaria, Wagner’s patron. “A profoundly interesting combination of self-absorption, craftiness, genius and vision” – The New York Times. RSVP is required due to limited seating. Call (513) 871‑8447 or email creative@wagnersocietycincinnati.org.

WSC Annual Holiday Party – “A Tribute to King Ludwig II of Bavaria, Wagner’s Patron”
4:00 pm, Sunday, December 6, Hofbräuhaus Newport, 200 East 3rd Street, Newport, KY 41071
RSVP: Call (513) 871‑8447 or email creative@wagnersocietycincinnati.org.

2014

WSC Opera DVD Viewing – “Tannhäuser
2:00 pm, Sunday, January 26, Home Theater of Jim and Carolann Slouffman
Metropolitan Opera’s landmark 1983 production of this early Wagner romantic opera. RSVP is required due to limited seating. Call (513) 871‑8447 or email creative@wagnersocietycincinnati.org to reserve your seat and to get location information.

WSC DVD Viewing – “Fritz Lang’s Die Nibelungen
2:00 pm, Sunday, February 16, Home Theater of Jim and Carolann Slouffman
Part 1.  A 1928 silent film with original background music score. This is a must-see historical rendering of the source of Wagner’s Ring Cycle. RSVP is required due to limited seating. Call (513) 871‑8447 or email creative@wagnersocietycincinnati.org to reserve your seat and to get location information.

WSC Lecture Presentation – “Tristan und Isolde
2:00 pm, Sunday, March 30, German Heritage Museum, 4764 West Fork Road, Cincinnati, OH 45247
WSC Founder and President, Jim Slouffman, and WSC Opera Authority, Charles Parsons, present a fascinating lecture and analysis of Wagner’s landmark music drama using PowerPoint and DVD excerpts. You will gain an understanding of this complex work. No RSVP required.

WSC DVD Viewing – “Tristan und Isolde
2:00 pm, Sunday, April 13, Home Theater of Jim and Carolann Slouffman
Bayreuth’s 1983 production of this quintessential romantic music drama. RSVP is required due to limited seating. Call (513) 871‑8447 or email creative@wagnersocietycincinnati.org to reserve your seat and to get location information.

WSC Panel Discussion – “Wagner’s Significance”
2:00 pm, Sunday, May 18, Maxwelton House, 1201 Edgecliff Road, Cincinnati, OH 45202
A panel of accomplished authorities will explore the impact of Wagner’s works on a variety of artistic, historic, and dramatic areas: Charles Parsons (Stage Drama), Ed Haymes (Medieval Literature), Jeongwon Joe (Cinema). Join us for a stimulating dialog on these fascinating subjects. RSVP is required due to limited seating. Call (513) 871‑8447 or email creative@wagnersocietycincinnati.org to reserve your seat.

Queen City Chamber Opera (QCCO) and Wagner Society of Cincinnati (WSC) Collaborative ProjectFull Stage Production of Wagner’s Die Walküre, Act I (with orchestra)”
May 23 & 25, Dunham Recreation Center Auditorium, 1945 Dunham Way, Cincinnati, OH 45238
Under the creative direction of Issac Selya, Founder and Artistic Director of QCCO, and WSC members providing support in set design and construction, marketing and promotion, stage direction, and prop development. This exciting full production of Wagner’s masterpiece in one act is not to be missed! Ticket information: (800) 838-3006 or walkure.brownpapertickets.com. Project support provided by a grant from ArtsWave.

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WSC Summer Summer Party – “Beer, Brats, and Wagner”
4:00 pm, Sunday, June 22, Hofbräuhaus Newport
Gemütlichkeit is free. Food and drinks available for your purchase. Call (513) 871‑8447 or email creative@wagnersocietycincinnati.org to reserve your seat and to get location information.

WSC Musicale – “Art Gallery Musicale: Music in a Fine Art Space”
7:00 pm, Friday, August 22, Gallery Veronique, 11356 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45249 (The Shops at Harpers Point)
Featuring the Music of Mozart, Wagner, Strauss, and Berg. Limited seating; RSVP only.  Call (513) 530‑5379.

WSC DVD Viewing – “Fritz Lang’s Die Nibelungen
2:00 pm, Sunday, September 28, Home Theater of Jim and Carolann Slouffman
Part 2.  A 1928 silent film with original background music score. This is a must-see historical rendering of the source of Wagner’s Ring Cycle. RSVP is required due to limited seating. Call (513) 871‑8447 or email creative@wagnersocietycincinnati.org to reserve your seat and to get location information.

WSC YouTube Seminar Viewing – “2013 Wagner World Wide Conference”
2:00 pm, Sunday, October 19, Location TBA
Three lectures from the 2013 Wagner World Wide Conference held in Columbia, South Carolina, will be presented. Noted Wagner Scholar, John Deathridge, from Cambridge, UK, and others will speak on a variety of Wagner subjects. Join us for this unique opportunity to learn more about Wagner and his works. RSVP is required due to limited seating. Call (513) 871-8447 or email creative@wagnersocietycincinnati.org to reserve your seat and to get location information.

Queen City Chamber Opera (QCCO) and Wagner Society of Cincinnati (WSC) Collaborative Project – Wagner’s Siegfried, Act I (with orchestra)”
October 24 & 26, Dunham Recreation Center Auditorium, 1945 Dunham Way, Cincinnati, OH 45238
Under the creative direction of Issac Selya, Founder and Artistic Director of QCCO, and WSC members providing support in set design and construction, marketing and promotion, stage direction, and prop development. Ticket information: (800) 838-3006 or http://siegfried.brownpapertickets.com/.

WSC Musicale – “An Analysis of Tristan und Isold
513-242-5660 (nobody there most of the time)
3:00 pm, Sunday, November 2, Elmwood Carthage Presbyterian Church, 6317 Highland Avenue (at Beech Street; Highland runs parallel to Vine Street), Cincinnati, OH 45216
For your listening delight, four nationally and internationally recognized opera singers perform selections from Wagner’s monumental work Tristan und Isolde. Amy Yekel – Soprano (Isolde); Stacey Rishoi – Mezzo-Soprano (Brängane); Gustav Andreassen – Bass (König Mark); Ric Furman – Heldentenor (Tristan); Jesse Leong – Collaborative Pianist. Narration provided by Charles Parsons, Wagner Society of Cincinnati’s Opera Authority, to assist you in understanding this sublime work of Art. Admission: $10 for WSC members, $15 for non-members. Limited seating; RSVP only. Call (513) 871-8447 or email creative@wagnersocietycincinnati.org to reserve your seat.

WSC Annual Holiday Party – “A Tribute to King Ludwig II of Bavaria, Wagner’s Patron”
4:00 pm, Sunday, December 8, Hofbräuhaus Newport, 200 East 3rd Street, Newport, KY 41071
RSVP: Call (513) 871-8447 or email creative@wagnersocietycincinnati.org.

2013 Cincinnati Tri-State Wagner Festival

2013 was a special year for Wagnerians! The 2013 Cincinnati Tri-State Wagner Festival featured Ohio and Indiana events celebrating the 200th anniversary of composer Richard Wagner’s birth in 1813. We hope you were able to attend one or more of these events.

Wagner Society of Cincinnati Lecture Presentation – “Parsifal: The Inner Meaning”
2:00 pm, Sunday, January 13, German Heritage Museum, 4764 West Fork Road, Cincinnati, OH 45247
WSC’s opera authority, Charles Parsons, and WSC founder and president, Jim Slouffman, explore this fascinating Wagner opera using media and musical examples. Admission: free.

Wagner Society of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Opera Presentation – “Wagner’s Die Walküre: A Musical Analysis”
2:00 pm, Sunday, January 27
WSC’s opera authority, Charles Parsons, will provide expert analysis along with singers and accompanist performing musical excerpts from this masterpiece. Admission: free for Cincinnati Opera Board, Opera Guild, and WSC members.

Dayton Opera Production – “The Glory of Wagner”
8:00 pm, Friday, February 22 and 3:00 pm, Sunday, February 24, Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, 1 West 2nd Street, Dayton, OH 45402
Dayton Opera presents a glorious selection of Wagner’s overtures, arias, and choruses, culminating in the completely staged Act I of his monumental Der Ring des Nibelungen opera, Die Walküre. This special production stars WSC Wagner Studio member Kara Shay Thomson. Ticket information: (937) 228-3630 or (888) 228-3630.

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Production – Parsifal
12:00 pm, Saturday, March 2, Springdale 18: Cinema de Lux, 12064 Springfield Pike, Springdale, OH 45246
This new Met production features sets by Michael Levine, direction by François Girard, and Wagnarians Jonas Kaufmann, Katarina Dalayman, Peter Mattei, Evgeny Nikitin, and Rene Papé. Ticket information: (800) 315-4000.

Wagner Society of Ohio Presentation – “Wagner Singer Symposium”
5 pm, Friday, April 19 – 12 pm Sunday, April 21, Canton/Cleveland, OH area
Respected Wagnerian singer Jane Eaglen and four of her students present this symposium. Also featured are Eric Weimer (coach, conductor, pianist), Robert Tuggle (Met Opera archivist), the Canton Symphony Orchestra, and Amy Yekel as soloist in “Liebestod” from Tristan und Isolde and “Immolation” from Götterdämmerung. Information: Wagner Society of Ohio.

Indianapolis Opera Production – The Flying Dutchman
8:00 pm, Friday, May 10 and 2:00 pm Sunday, May 12, Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University, 4602 Sunset Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208
In honor of the 200th annivarsary of Richard Wagner’s birth, Indianapolis Opera presents this landmark opera directed by Joachim Schamberger. The opera will use similar set design techniques ast last season’s critically aclaimed Faust. Ticket information: (800) 745-3000.

Cincinnati May Festival Concert – “Spectacular Stories”
8:00 pm, Saturday, May 18, Cincinnati Music Hall, 1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
The May Festival Chorus, conductor James Conlon, soprano Christine Goerke, baritone Alan Held, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra present grand opera choruses and scenes to celebrate the bicentennial annivsaries of Richard Wagner and Guiseppe Verdi. Ticket information: (513) 381-3300.

Wagner Society of Cincinnati Presentation – “An Analysis of Parsifal
2:00 pm, Sunday, September 8
Singers and an accompanist will perform musical excerpts from this final masterpiece of Wagner’s work, with narration between each section of music by WSC’s Opera Authority, Charles Parsons. Admission: $10 for WSC members, $15 for non-members. Limited seating; RSVP only. Call (513) 871-8447 or email creative@wagnersocietycincinnati.org to reserve your seat and to get location information.

Wagner Society of Cincinnati Lecture Presentation – “Tannhäuser: Temptation and Redemption”
2:00 pm, Sunday, September 15, German Heritage Museum, 4764 West Fork Road, Cincinnati, OH 45247
WSC’s opera authority, Charles Parsons, and WSC founder and president, Jim Slouffman, explore this early Wagner opera using media and musical examples. Admission: free.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Concert – “Weilerstein and The Knight of the Rose”
8:00 pm, Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12, Cincinnati Music Hall, 1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Asher Fisch conducts Wagner’s transcendent Parsifal Prelude, relating the mysteries of the Grail and its Brotherhood of Knights. Strauss’ “Woman Without a Shadow” suite is a splendid summary of this multi-layered work, and his popular Suite from Der Rosenkavalier (“Knight of the Rose”) opens with whooping horns, heralding a night of intensely passionate music. Ticket information: (513) 381-3300.

Wagner Society of Cincinnati Presentation – “Wagner Studio Fall Musicale”
2:00 pm, Sunday, November 3
Singers, accompanist, and organist will perform musical excerpts from Wagner’s early romantic masterpieces, with narration by WSC’s Opera Authority, Charles Parsons. Admission: $10 for WSC members, $15 for non-members. Limited seating; RSVP only. Call (513) 871-8447 or email creative@wagnersocietycincinnati.org to reserve your seat and to get location information.