Newsletter Archive

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

Newsletter Vol 15 No. 4 October 2011

At our recent AGM those present unanimously re-elected the committee from last year (see list below): there were no fresh nominations. As chairman I greatly appreciate our committee's assistance at events, in planning ahead...Read more

Newsletter Vol 15 No. 3 August 2011

I did not attend the 100th Bayreuth Festival. I missed the chemical factory for processing excrement ( Tannhäuser ), hard on the heels of the experimental rat laboratory ( Lohengrin ), surely fitting metaphors for the 'New new Bayreuth' of the half-sisters...Read more

Newsletter Vol 15 No. 2 May 2011

Having repeatedly announced that this year's summer school on Lohengrin would take place over the first weekend of July, we discovered only last week that Carberry Tower had 'entered us into the system' for the following weekend...Read more

Newsletter Vol 15 No. 1 January 2011

A very happy New Year - Liszt Bicentenary Year - to all members! And, following our last Editorial, we begin with more about Israel and Wagner. In mid November the first Richard Wagner Society in Israel was recognised officially there...Read more

Newsletter Vol 14 No. 6 October 2010

Reporting from Stralsund in our last issue we mentioned plans for the founding of a Wagner Society in Jerusalem. Israel and Wagner have again been in the news as the Israeli Chamber Orchestra has announced a concert in Bayreuth on July 26th...Read more

Newsletter Vol 14 No.'s 4 & 5 August 2010

A summer of Wagner for many - in Stralsund, Wales, Bayreuth and even a little in Edinburgh. The coming season brings more: the first instalments of the new Ring cycle produced by Robert Lepage for the New York Met are the most keenly anticipated performances...Read more

Newsletter Vol 14 No 3 May 2010

At the memorial tribute to Wolfgang Wagner, which took place in the Festspielhaus at Bayreuth on Sunday 11 April, the Wagner Society of Scotland was represented by our member Mr Christopher McQuaid, who is also Hon. Vice-President of the Wagner Society of Ireland...Read more

Newsletter Vol 14 No 2 April 2010

A few domestic matters may be highlighted here. Firstly, we have had many favourable comments from around the world about our recent Journal . Secondly, the production costs of that publication and the funding of our Bayreuth Scholarship...Read more

Newsletter Vol 14 No 1 January 2010

With this first communication of 2010, we bring the good news that the Society has been allocated 15 sets of seats for Der Ring des Nibelungen (Cycle II) at this year's Bayreuth Festival. And we are delighted to enclose with this mailing the 4th Volume...Read more



Dale Bilsland
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