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Newsletter Vol 9 No 2 March 2005

Spring and summer bring promising prospects for Wagnerites: the Leipzig International Wagner Congress with Tannhäuser, Les Troyens and other operas included, the Amazonian Ring cycle in Manaus, a date with...Read more

Newsletter Vol 9 No 1 January 2005

A very happy new year to all members! Most of you now pay membership dues by Banker's Order, and of those who send cheques almost all have renewed. Thank you for your support...Read more

Newsletter Vol 8 No 4 September 2004

Wagner certainly stays in the headlines. BBC Radio 3 invited votes for the Record of the [20th] Century on 26 June and the Solti Ring topped the poll by quite a margin. The next day, the Glastonbury Festival was treated to Act III of The Valkyrie ...Read more

Newsletter Vol 8 No 3 April 2004

If the Scottish Executive seriously curtails Scottish Opera's activities, most who read this will consider such action a cultural calamity for this country. We personally welcomed 40 Finns, a few dozen citizens of the USA...Read more

Newsletter Vol 8 No 2 February 2004

A bookish issue: we have three important recent publications on offer to members. On writing my biography of Wagner in the 1970s, the composer's daughter-in-law Winifred Wagner said to me, "Oh no - not another one!"...Read more

Newsletter Vol 8 No 1 January 2004

Welcome to our first newssheet of a new year! Along with my good wishes, can I remind those few of you who have not yet renewed subscriptions to reach for your cheque books, or better still to fill out your Standing Order Mandate...Read more

Newsletter Vol 7 No 4 September 2003

As we approach the 20th season of our Society in Scotland, it's gratifying that a permanent legacy to encourage young artists is in place, thanks to your generosity as members. Our Bayreuth Scholarship...Read more

Newsletter Vol 7 No 3 July 2003

Not unnaturally our events lately have been focussed mainly on the Ring . This autumn is no exception with two evening study sessions between and during the Glasgow cycles. These topics arose...Read more

Newsletter Vol 7 No 2 April 2003

A great enterprise such as a production of Der Ring des Nibelungen is an heroic challenge to any opera company. We can all share Scottish Opera's pride in the completion of their task...Read more



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