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Newsletter Vol.21 No.2 July 2017

Editorial April Workshop RWVI Congress Committee Vacancies Forthcoming Events Saffron Opera's Ring Book Review Wagner's Opinion of the English News in Brief In this edition we include details about a number of upcoming performances of Wagner operas or those involving musicians who have a good...Read more

Newsletter Vol.21 No. 1 March 2017

Editorial Summary of the 20th Annual General Meeting - 4 December 2016 Bayreuther Stipendiatin Committee Vacancies Forthcoming Events Study Course at Gartmore House, Stirlingshire Wagner's Homicidal Proclivity? News in Brief Editorial Wagner is often associated with some extreme political ideas. However, it is not his...Read more

Newsletter Vol 20 No.3 November 2016

Much of this issue is taken up with reports of productions at the Bayreuth Festival this year. We have three accounts differing in perspective and viewpoint; together they make interesting reading.Read more

Newsletter Vol 19 No.2 August 2015

This issue of the Newsletter includes a report by our Chairman on the RWVI Kongress held in Dessau in May. The toxic politics of the Verband, as of the Wagner family itself, can easily leave us so mesmerised as to overlook the burgeoning world of...Read more

Newsletter Vol 19 No.1 April 2015

‘Opera as Drama’ is a well-worn theme, and forms the title of a celebrated book, but ‘Opera as History’ is a less familiar notion. Wagner is not the first name that comes to mind in this connectionRead more

Newsletter Vol 18 No. 4 December 2014

We have had a cluster of significant anniversaries to contend with over the past few years: Strauss and Gluck this year, following on Wagner himself with Verdi and Britten last year — calculated in various ways. We now have one more to consider.Read more

Newsletter Vol 18 No. 3 September 2014

With this issue of the Newsletter we enclose our complete programme for 2014−15 for your diary, and on the back you will find our Chairman’s Report on the Annual Kongress of the Richard-Wagner-Verband International held earlier in the year in Graz, which he attended. It...Read more

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Chair

Dale Bilsland
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Email:  dale.bilsland2012@btinternet.com
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Secretary

John Anderton
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Treasurer & Membership Secretary

Peter Stuart
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Telephone:  0178 683 3804                

Newsletter Editor

Maureen McLennan
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Email:  the.mclennans@btinternet.com
Telephone:  0131 623 2920  Mobile:  0790 256 3232