News from the Members

09.12.2018
WS Vienna holds a Scholars' Concert and a semi-staged Holländer
The Wagner Society in the Austrian capital recently held two premium events - a Scholars' concert and a semi-staged production of Fliegende Holländer
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As one of the highlights of the past year, to mark the occasion of the 175th anniversary of the premiere of Der Fliegende Holländer, the WV Vienna initiated a semi-staged performance (without chrous and with piano accompaniment) in co-operation with the Landstraßer Bezirksfestwochen 2018.

This year's Scholars' concert in co-operation with the Vienna State Opera took place on 29 September

The following scholarship holders took part:

Matthias Spielvogel, tenor with songs by Schubert and Schumann;
Isabella Kuëss, a young dramatic soprano with Elsas dream and Puccini's "Vissi d'arte";
Hans-Jörg Gaugelhofer, lyric tenor with arias by Mozart and Rossini;
Beata Beck, mezzo-soprano with arias by Mozart "Durch Zärtlichkeit und Schmeicheln" and Donizetti
Annina Wachter, lyric soprano with arias by Mozart and Bellini;
Stefan Donner, pianist and organist with Prelude and Fugue op. 99 No 1 and Prelude and Fugue
op. 99 No 6 by Max Reger;

Ekaterina Nokkert accompanied the singers at the piano