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Newsletter Vol. 22 No. 2 July 2018

#Editorial #Gartmore 2018 #Report on RWVI Kongress #Forthcoming Events #Rings Abounding #Bayreuth Minders #Tannhauser and Medical Students #News in Brief The often tempestuous weather associated with the Bayreuth Festival itself prompted a short and unscientific examination of the nation’s growing number of summer opera festivals...Read more

Newsletter Vol. 22 No. 1 March 2018

#Editorial #Gartmore 2018 #Our Stipendiatin 2018 #Summary of AGM #Data Protection Form #forthcoming events #Wagner as Gambler #News in Brief If this newsletter reaches you late, it is because we have only just heard from the Festival organisers about our allocation of tickets for the...Read more

Newsletter Vol. 21 No. 3 November 2017

There is always a pleasant atmosphere of anticipation before any of our Sunday evening talks. The speakers are usually experts in their fields and enthusiastic about their presentations and the new light they may shed on aspects of Wagner’s life and work... #Editorial #Report on...Read more

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



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