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5. Jun 2021
5. Jun 2021
Zoom Webinar
WS Washington DC - Virtual Wagner Weekend "Lohengrin" Part One
Saturday, June 5, 2:00-5:00 P.M. ET
Wagner Virtual Weekend: Lohengrin

Dear Members and Friends,
I would like to give you details of the program we are planning for our Wagner Virtual Weekend.  As previously announced, it will take place on two consecutive Saturday afternoons, June 5 and 12, from 2 to about 5 pm EDT.  Here are the topics for each afternoon.  
Saturday, June 5
2:00 pm           Introduction
2:05 pm           Jeffrey Swan:  The Lohengrin Prelude and the Wagner Orchestra
3:05 pm           Break
3:10 pm           Simon Williams: Lohengrin:  a Franco-German Alliance
4:10 pm           Break
4:15 pm           Geoffrey Riggs:  Singing Lohengrin
Saturday, June 12
2:00 pm           Simon Williams:  History of the Staging of Lohengrin
3:00 pm           Break
3:05 pm           Jeffrey Swann:  Heros and Villains
4:05 pm           Roundtable discussion:  Jeffrey Swann, Simon Williams, Geoffrey Riggs, with questions and comments from participants.  
If you would like to refresh your familiarity with Lohengrin, there are a couple of productions available to watch free of charge on YouTube.   For overall quality, however, we recommend the Nikolaus Lehnhoff production staged in Baden-Baden, which is available on the streaming service Medici.tv, website www.medici.tv. This is not a free site; however, a subscription may be purchased for just one month at a time, currently $12.99. A link to the production is here: https://www.medici.tv/en/operas/lohengrin-baden-baden-festspielhaus-nikolaus-lehnhoff/
This promises to be an exciting and rewarding event.  I hope you can join us; you can register here.  
Best wishes,
Jim Holman
Chairman, Wagner Society of Washington DC