Newsletter Vol.27 No.3 December 2023

December’s Newsletter contains reports on the Bayreuth Festival in August 2023 and the RWVI Congress in Brussels, from our Chair, Derek Williams. Committee Member Robert McCutcheon has contributed a detailed report on his trip to Bayreuth. There is also a review of recent and forthcoming Society events, and other events featuring Wagner’s music, sponsored by the Society, which were attended by members. We hope you enjoy reading the latest Newsletter.
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Newsletter Vol.27 No.2 August 2023

In the latest edition of our Newsletter, Chair Derek Williams gives a preview of his trip to Bayreuth, accompanying this year’s Stipendiatin, Hanna de Bruin.  Advance notice is also given of forthcoming events, including our programme of talks in 2023-24, and the Annual General Meeting in December, and there is also a survey of recent talks.  David Nice’s Zoom course on Parsifal in association with the Society is featured, and the Edinburgh Players Opera Group Siegfried in September.
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Newsletter Vol.27 No.1 March 2023

In this edition, details are given of our Stipendiat for 2023. John Anderton’s report on recent and forthcoming Society talks follows. Also included are features by our Treasurer on his recent trip to see the Dresden Ring, and by Robert McCutcheon on his visit to Tribschen. There are details of a new publication on King Ludwig II of Bavaria, and a preview of the new production of “Lohengrin” from the Metropolitan Opera in New York, also viewable Live in HD in cinemas across the world.
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Newsletter Vol.26 No.2 September 2022

#From the Chair at Bayreuth #Bayreuth & Our Stipendiat #Programme of Speakers 2022-2023 #Membership and Finance News #A Hidden Gem at Bayreuth #TAGORE: Impact on European Composers and Alexander VON Zemlinksy #A Final Word #From the Editor
This is a bumper issue, and also one with colour photographs!…
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Newsletter November 2021

#The Editor’s Last Act #Gartmore in 2022 #Bayreuth and our Stipendiatin #Our 25th Birthday Celebrations #Forthcoming Events #News in Brief
This is my last Newsletter for the Wagner Society of Scotland, and I would like to thank all those who have helped me to produce it over the years…
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Newsletter June/July 2021

#Committe Vacancies #Tristan & Isolde #Tomas Leakey #Forthcoming Events #News in Brief
We should like to make you aware of the difficult situation confronting the Wagner Society of Scotland….
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Newsletter October 2020

#Editorial #Urgently Needed: Secretary of WSoS #Future Society Meetings of WSoS #Siegfried on Zoom #News
Little did we expect, back in June, that we would be sending you another newsletter now to inform you about what is happening to the Society and its programme of meetings…
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Newsletter June 2020

#Welcome from our Chairman #Gartmore #News #Secretary of the Wagner Society of Scotland #Programme 2020-21
Because of Coronavirus lockdowns, the current year is of course turning out to be nothing like that which your committee had so carefully planned for our membership in 2020…
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Newsletter Vol. 23 No. 2 November 2019

#Editorial #Gartmore 2019 #A short review of this year’s events #forthcoming events #Dr J. Iain S. Robertson – Obituary #Derek Watson Songs #News in Brief  Confessions of a faint-hearted Wagner fan! Some of you may be shocked to learn that your editor loves Wagner’s music but can be decidedly lukewarm when it comes to learning about his extraordinary life and his writings….
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Newsletter Vol. 23 No. 1 March 2019

#Editorial #Gartmore 2019 #Our Stipendiat in 2019 #Summary of AGM #Data Protection Form #forthcoming events #Wagner’s opinion of Scotsmen #News in Brief  When we received our notification from Richard-Wagner-Verband for this year’s allocation of tickets for our Society….
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Newsletter Vol.22 No.3 November 2018

#Editorial #Claudia Wood – Our Stipendiatin #Bayreuth 2018 #Forthcoming Events #Wagner and the Ghost of Cholera #Useful Operatic Resource #News in Brief The main sad news we have this edition is regarding the recent and untimely death of Derek Watson. As a small tribute to…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.
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Newsletter Vol 20 No.2 August 2016

This year is the twentieth anniversary of the Wagner Society of Scotland, and we will open our 2016-17 season with a grand celebration!
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Newsletter Vol 20 No.1 March 2016

Things are looking up. Andrea Buchanan of the London Wagner Society has described her work for the RWVI Committee, of which she is a member, in positive terms
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