Posted October 16, 2015

For those Wagner Society Members who will be attending the Washington National Opera Ring in 2016, the Wagner Society of Washington D.C. has announced an event which may be of interest. The Rhine Cruise on the Potomac is situated just after Cycle #2 and just prior to Cycle #3.

The Wagner Society of Northern California members can still purchase tickets for the WNO Ring by contacting group ticket coordinator Joan Lam:


From WSWDC Chairman Jim Holman:


Greetings, All!

I just wanted to let you know how much we would welcome you and your members to Washington for the three Ring Cycles at the Washington National Opera, April 30 to May 22, 2016!
I will be keeping you informed of all the special events, lectures, seminars, etc. that are planned (as, no doubt, will the Kennedy Center web page).
But first, I wanted you to know that the centerpiece WSWDC event will be a “Rhine Cruise on the Potomac” — this will be a three hour dinner cruise on the Potomac on the evening of Monday, May 16. Details and sign-ups will be forthcoming in December. Current thoughts about pricing are $175pp for ALL members of North American Wagner Societies, and $200 for everybody else. May 16 is the day before the beginning of the third (Stimme) cycle. We hope this advance alert is helpful!
Regarding tickets, general sales to individuals will begin February 22. However, group sales are available now. Terms are: minimum ten tickets. No group discount. Handling fee reduced from 12% to 6%. 50% deposit due within three weeks of booking. Final payment due January 29.
Current prices:
Cycle 1 (April 30, May 2, 4, 6): $!,312 to $392
Cycle 2 (May 10, 11, 13, 15): $!,312 to $392
Cycle 3 (May 17, 18, 20, 22): $1,675 to $530
Prices are subject to change! I think this means that prices might be raised or lowered depending on sales. Group Sales: Stephanie Atkinson: 202-416-8400.
We hope to see many of our Wagner Society friends in Washington!