Fortieth Annual Seminar

Originally Scheduled for March 15, Now in Webinar Format


Moderator: F. Peter Phillips (Moderator, The Wagner Blog)

Session 1: Monday June 29, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

  • Hans Rudolf Vaget, Prof. Emeritus of German Studies, Smith College
    Der fliegende Holländer: The Jewish Connection: Wagner and Heinrich Heine”
  • Peter Bloom, Prof. of Humanities, Emeritus, Smith College
    Der fliegende Holländer: The French Connection”
  • Joe Pearce, President, Vocal Record Collectors Society
    “Sentas: Known and Unknown” (with images; introduced by Mr. Pearce and Mr. Phillips. Registrants will receive Mr. Pearce's detailed notes on his selections after the event.)
  • Addition to the Session 1 program! Interview with two cast members: Franz-Josef Selig (Daland) and David Portillo (Steersman). To be interviewed by F. Peter Phillips.

Session 2: Wed., July 1, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

  • Victoria Bond, composer, conductor/music director
    "Der fliegende Holländer: New Perspectives and Productions”
  • Jeffrey Swann, Ph.D., Concert Pianist and Professor, NYU
    “Wagner Discovers Beethoven: A new understanding, revolutionized in Der fliegende Holländer

How to Join the Webinar: all participants who register will receive an email ahead of time containing the links to Sessions 1 and 2, and instructions on how to join.
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