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News from the Members

Riga celebrates Wagner's birthday with a piano recital
Remember the joyful flashmob last year?
As all good Wagnerians know, Riga has many associations with Wagner and the Wagner Society there is actively participating in an initiative to renovate the famous old Wagner theatre.

You may remember they filmed a charming flashmob on Wagner's birthday last year, singing the wedding chorus from Lohengrin out of the theatre windows, with the chorus in somewhat bizarre, albeit colourful costumes.  Eva Wagner was there and can be glimpsed at the end of the video.

You can see this video on the homepage of their website www.vagneriga.lv where you can also find full details of the ambitious restoration project.

On Wagner's birthday this year, on 22 May, they are organising a live piano recital by pianist Reinis Zarins from the theatre.
Do watch if you can