Newsletter Archive

Newsletter Vol 18 No. 1 January 2014

‘I will only be happy when the person who gets the loudest applause is the person who has acted best, who has shown the character in the truest way, not the person with the best voice.’ The words not of a theatre manager or producer...Read more

Newsletter Vol 17 No. 5 October 2013

At the Annual General Meeting on 22 September Derek Watson, Will Scott, and Ruth Stroud stood down from the Committee as Chairman, Secretary, and Ordinary Member respectively. They were part of that redoubtable band that formed the Society as a Branch of the London Society in 1984...Read more

Newsletter Vol 17 No. 4 August 2013

This interim edition of our Newsletter is shorter than usual in order to make information available in good time for the Annual General Meeting and other coming events. A fuller Newsletter will be issued in the autumn...Read more

Newsletter Vol 17 No. 3 June 2013

The celebrations continue! And it is a particular pleasure to write my seventy-seventh and last Editorial for this Newsletter with the resounding reverberations of Wagnerian enthusiasm ringing in my ears, after the especially festive birthday month of May...Read more

Newsletter Vol 17 No. 2 March 2013

The President of the International Association of Wagner Societies (RWVI), Professor Eva Märtson, has devoted much of her energies towards encouraging young people to participate in Wagner Societies and to enable today's youth to attend Wagner performances...Read more

Newsletter Vol 17 No. 1 January 2013

Bicentenary greetings and a very happy 2013 to all! The year in prospect, crowded with Wagnerian events, includes several new complete cycles and other revivals of Der Ring des Nibelungen and rare stagings of the three early operas...Read more

Newsletter Vol 16 No. 4 September 2012

Many members will have seen Robert Turnbull's excellent leading article, Twilight of the Tickets , in the August issue of Opera magazine. Although I wouldn't endorse every point he makes, his piece is essential reading on the subject of allocation of Bayreuth tickets...Read more

Newsletter Vol 16 No. 3 April 2012

The scandal of the way the Bayreuth Festival management has treated Wagner Societies worldwide in their mishandling of the ticket allocation issue has been rumbling along for four months now...Read more

Newsletter Vol 16 No. 2 February 2012

Good Bye Bayreuth rang out the headline in the latest magazine of the Finnish Wagner Society. Their chairman Heikki Virri echoed the sentiments expressed in our own last Editorial, pointing out that the action taken by the Festival Management was in response to...Read more

Newsletter Vol 16 No. 1 January 2012

We are sending a copy of this first Newsletter of 2012 to every Society in the Richard Wagner Verband International, by way of New Year Greeting, and also to enlist support in opposing the recent decisions on Societies' ticket allocations...Read more

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Chair

Dale Bilsland
22 West Chapelton Drive, Bearsden, Glasgow, G61 2DA
Email:  dale.bilsland2012@btinternet.com
Telephone:  0141 942 0935  Mobile:  0776 691 2724

Secretary

John Anderton
2 Glenlockart Road, Edinburgh, EH10 5RG
Email:  john.anderton4@btinternet.com
Telephone:  0131 447 1645

Treasurer & Membership Secretary

Peter Stuart
1C Pendreich Road, Bridge of Allan, Stirling, FK9 4PZ
Telephone:  0178 683 3804                

Newsletter Editor

Maureen McLennan
6 Merchiston Place, Edinburgh, EH10 4NR
Email:  the.mclennans@btinternet.com
Telephone:  0131 623 2920  Mobile:  0790 256 3232