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WSC 2012 Spring Musicale

Once again, Bill and Marion Cooley opened their lovely Wyoming home to WSC for our second Spring Musicale, held yesterday. Soprano Kara Shay Thomson performed “Dich, teure Halle” from Tannhäuser and “Liebestod” from Tristan und Isolde. Bass-baritone Thomas Hammons performed “Bin ich nun frei?” from Das Rheingold and “Miei rampoli femminini” from Il barbiere di Siviglia. Pianist Kara Huber played Mikhail Pletnev’s “Nutcracker Transcription of Tchaikovsky” and Bill Cooley demonstrated his digital organ’s capabilities by entertaining us with his performance. Bravos and bravas abounded!

Bill Cooley Explaining His Digital Organ

Tom Hammons

Kara Shay Thomson

Kara Huber

Jim Slouffman Announcing

Carolann Slouffman Poetry Reading

Our First Wagner Musicale

Wagner Society of Cincinnati’s first Wagner Musicale, an “All Hallow’s Eve Musicale” held on Halloween, was a compete triumph! The 1800s parlor musicale was reborn at the home of Trudie and Kurt Seybold. The artists who performed were amazing, delighting the 40 guests in attendance with singing, piano solos, and poetry reading.

Many thanks to our performers—Metropolitan Opera Sopranos, Alma-Jean Smith and Blythe Walker; Bass, Samuel Smith; and Pianist, Albert Muehlboeck—who performed works by:

  • Wagner (who else?)
  • Liszt
  • Meyerbeer
  • R. Strauss
  • Gounod
  • Boito
  • And others, as well as a spoken word presentation suitable to the season presented by WSC President and Founder, Jim Slouffman

Long live music!







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