Posted March 21, 2011

WSNC E-Notes March, 2011 Addendum

Hi, Folks,

I have a few things that I need to add, clarify, or correct.

For starters, Adler Fellowship alum  Daveda Karanas’ Schwabacher Recital (Wesendonck Lieder) will be held at Temple Emanu-El’s Martin Meyer Sanctuary on Lake at Arguello, not at the Opera House, as I alluded to. The info is here on the WSNC web site calendar, but I failed to scroll down to get the correct address (tickets for it can be purchased at the SFO Box Office).

It will be held on April 10 at 5:30 pm.



Another thing that has come up is some confusion over seminars.  The Wagner Society of Northern California  and the San Francisco Opera are both offering Ring symposia during the three cycles. These are separate events.

The WSNC’s symposia are all-day events on the Saturdays of each cycle (the day off between Siegfried and Götterdämmerung). WSNC symposia presume a working knowledge of the Ring and Wagner lore and attempt to probe their murky depths. Cost is $55 ($65 non-member), box lunch included. You can sign up for the WSNC seminar on the Wagner Society website

Please be advised:  Registrations are being made at a very brisk pace and over 1/3 of the seats are filled.

The San Francisco Opera is offering a short-day basic seminar series that covers an intro to the Ring and discussion of this production. It will be held Tuesdays – the day of the Rheingold performance (June 14, 21, 28). Cost is $40 plus $9 registration fee, lunch not included. They suggest that if you already know the story of the Ring, you may want to skip the morning session. Sign up for the SF Opera’s seminar on their web site:

Hope this clears things up.

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A Love Meal with Richard Wagner

Don’t miss the WSNC meeting Sat, March 26th at 1:00 pm. at the SF-JCC on California St at Presidio.

Conrad Susa, Composer and Professor, SF Conservatory of Music will discuss the development of Wagner’s choral writing. Details at:

A Love Meal with Richard Wagner | Wagner Society of Northern California

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A couple of out-of-town members have SF Ring ticket needs: 

Michael Barna has a Cycle III Ring set (June 28-July 3) to sell. Orchestra L-18 for $540. The orchestra sides are nice, comfy seats for a bargain price.  Please contact Michael at  or call 414.975.2583

And Yoko Arthur is still looking to purchase a single ticket to the Cycle II Rheingold (June 21). You can reach her at

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NEW BUSINESS:  I will be having surgery sometime in the next week, so I won’t be answering much email for a while. But the iPad my sweet husband got me for xmas has 3G, so I’ll be able to log on from the hospital and keep up with things if there’s a problem.

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 Trish Benedict

editor, WSNC E-Notes