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Newsletter Vol. 21 No. 3 November 2017

There is always a pleasant atmosphere of anticipation before any of our Sunday evening talks. The speakers are usually experts in their fields and enthusiastic about their presentations and the new light they may shed on aspects of Wagner’s life and work... #Editorial #Report on...Read more

Newsletter Vol.21 No.2 July 2017

Editorial April Workshop RWVI Congress Committee Vacancies Forthcoming Events Saffron Opera's Ring Book Review Wagner's Opinion of the English News in Brief In this edition we include details about a number of upcoming performances of Wagner operas or those involving musicians who have a good...Read more

Newsletter Vol.21 No. 1 March 2017

Editorial Summary of the 20th Annual General Meeting - 4 December 2016 Bayreuther Stipendiatin Committee Vacancies Forthcoming Events Study Course at Gartmore House, Stirlingshire Wagner's Homicidal Proclivity? News in Brief Editorial Wagner is often associated with some extreme political ideas. However, it is not his...Read more

Newsletter Vol 20 No.3 November 2016

Much of this issue is taken up with reports of productions at the Bayreuth Festival this year. We have three accounts differing in perspective and viewpoint; together they make interesting reading.Read more

Newsletter Vol 19 No.2 August 2015

This issue of the Newsletter includes a report by our Chairman on the RWVI Kongress held in Dessau in May. The toxic politics of the Verband, as of the Wagner family itself, can easily leave us so mesmerised as to overlook the burgeoning world of...Read more

Newsletter Vol 19 No.1 April 2015

‘Opera as Drama’ is a well-worn theme, and forms the title of a celebrated book, but ‘Opera as History’ is a less familiar notion. Wagner is not the first name that comes to mind in this connectionRead more

Newsletter Vol 18 No. 4 December 2014

We have had a cluster of significant anniversaries to contend with over the past few years: Strauss and Gluck this year, following on Wagner himself with Verdi and Britten last year — calculated in various ways. We now have one more to consider.Read more



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