31. Mar 2019
31. Mar 2019
St. Joseph's School, New York City
Wagner society of New York - 2019 Ring Seminar: New Insights into Wagner's Ring Cycle
Sunday, March 31, 2019, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: St. Joseph's School

Program (schedule subject to change):

12:00 - 12:05 Introduction: Robert J. Sweeney, Moderator
12:05 - 12:50 “Flat Bayreuth: The Challenges of Multimediality in Wagner’s 1876 RingProduction” Gundula Kreuzer, Associate Professor of Music, Yale University
1:05 - 1:55 Roundtable with Metropolitan Opera Cast of Die Walküre, hosted by Moderator
2:15 - 3:00 "New World Encounters: Early American Performances of Wagner’s RingCycle, 1877–1903” Hannah Chan-Hartley, Musicologist & Creator of the Visual Listening Guide (, Toronto, Canada
3:15 - 4:00 “Women, Sound, and Technology: Ruth Berghaus’s Ring Cycle (1985–1987)” Alexander K. Rothe, Core Lecturer, Music Humanities, Columbia University
4:15 - 5:00 “Wieland Wagner: Modernist Revolutionary or Traditionalist?” Simon Williams, Professor Emeritus, Department of Theater and Dance, University of California, Santa Barbara
4:50 - 5:00 Discussion Period

Books/Videos: Many titles related to the Ring, including two just published: Curtain, Gong, Steam: Wagnerian Technologies of Nineteenth-Century Opera by Prof. Kreuzer and a new translation of the Ring by Prof. John Deathridge. Books and videos (DVD and Blu-ray) of the Ring cycle will be available before the Seminar and during breaks. Attendees receive discounts on all items.

Reservations: Advance paid reservations are advisable. Click here to reserve online now. Please pick up tickets at the door. Check in will begin at 11:30. Reserved seating for Seminar patrons; open seating for all others.

Fees: See below. Beverages and snacks included.

Reduced fee for current members and students. Join the WSNY or renew now to benefit from the member fee (new memberships are valid through August 2020). ID required for students.

Patron (reserved seating, listing in program): $125.00
Member: $60.00
Non-Member: $70.00
Student: $20.00