2019 Met Ring Cycles – Special Event Reservations
Space is limited; please reserve early.
The Wagner Society of New York announces special events to enhance your enjoyment of the 2019 Met Ring Cycles. Full details and forms are given below, in date sequence, for receptions, lectures, and library exhibit/talks. All are welcome to attend, whether or not you are attending a performance.
Lecture: Wed., May 1, 1:30 – 3:00 pm, by Paul du Quenoy, Ph.D., professor of history and fine arts, music critic. “Narcissism in the Ring: How to Find Yourself in Wagner’s Greatest Work.” Met Opera Guild Learning Center. Samuel B. & David Rose Building, 65th Street between Broadway & Amsterdam Avenue, 8th Floor. Members: $20.00 per person; non-members: $25.00 per person. RSVP and pay by April 28.
Library exhibit/talks and lunches:
Fri., May 3, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm (RSVP and pay by April 29) AND
Fri., May 10, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm (RSVP and pay by May 6)
Exhibit and Talk on Unique Wagner Materials in the Columbia University Rare Book & Manuscript Library, by Jennifer B. Lee, curator. Broadway at West 114th St. (convenient public transportation, see WSNY website). Followed by lunch at Le Monde (French bistro nearby). $50.00 per person.
Lecture: Wed., May 8, 1:30 –3:00 pm. Lecture-recital by Jeffrey Swann, Ph.D., international pianist and Wagner lecture-recitalist. “The Norns and the Magic of Time.” Met Opera Guild Learning Center, Samuel B. & David Rose Building, 65th Street between Broadway & Amsterdam Avenue, 8th Floor. Members: $20.00 per person; non-members: $25.00 per person. RSVP and pay by May 5.
Other Special Ring Events:
- Receptions before Das Rheingold: Monday April 29, and Monday May 6, 4:30–7:00 pm. Complimentary, no reservations. See website or flyer for location and details.
- WSNY Ring Seminar on Sunday March 31: “New Insights into Wagner’s Ring Cycle” with scholars and the Met Roundtable featuring Die Walküre Cast (Confirmed: Christine Goerke and Greer Grimsley). Click here to RSVP and pay.