Celebrating 38 years as a society!
© 2021 Wagner Society of Southern California

Events

The WSSC plans unique events

throughout the calender year…

Our events occur in several regular places throughout the year and sometimes in special locations which will be noted:

NOTE: ZOOM Events are a members

preferred attendance, then guests on

come first serve basis.

The Colburn School 200 S. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012 Directions Parking The Chairman’s Home: 1630 South Barranca Ave.. #167 Glendora, CA 91740 Directions Bayreuth Festival Festspielhügel 1-2 85445 Bayreuth
Wagner Society of Southern California

GALA DINNER 2021

THE WAGNER SOCIETIES OF THE WORLD & THE GESELLSCHAFT DER FREUNDE VON BAYREUTH Tannhäuser Dinner 2021 Date to be annoinced after the performance at the Festival Restaurant - The Steigenberger
GALA DINNER TICKETS GALA DINNER TICKETS
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REMEMBERING THE PERFECT

WAGNERITE

Stefan Mickisch was a personal friend of the WSSC and for well over a two decades performed concerts in Bayreuth during the festival. He blessed us as being one the greatest Wagner interpreters both in lecture and as a pianist in performance (he also always blessed us with wonderful seating at his sold-out performances). Saddened deeply by his recent passing at only 58 years old, the WSSC will celebrate Wagner’s 208 th by remembering and enjoying the performances of this true virtuoso.

ZOOM Event

BIRGIT NILSSON

“A League of Her Own”

Sunday, July 25th @ 1:00PM PDT

In June we featured the great heldentenor Jess Thomas, it only seemed right to feature Birgit Nilsson, a true friend and compliment. Nilsson may be one of the greatest Wagnerian Sopranos of all time. Born in Västra Karup in southern Sweden to a farming family on 17 May 1918. She sang a wide variety of dramatic soprano roles, but her reputation was based on her mastery of some of the most punishing in the repertory, whether excelling as the fire- and-ice heroine of Puccini's Turandot, or in the roles of Isolde, Brünnhilde or Sieglinde, which confirmed her as a successor to Kirsten Flagstad, and second to none. This documentary traces her life, career and most importantly her vocal technique that made her into glorious power-singer of our time.
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ZOOM Event

I AM SIEGFRIED

The Life and Voice of Jess Thomas

Sunday, June 27th @ 1:00PM PDT

Jess Thomas is one of the most famous Wagnerian heldentenors during the 1950-1970 era. He is best known for singing most all the heroic roles, especially Siegfried and Parsifal. In this musical discussion with his two sons, Jess and Victor Thomas, we will pay tribute to this amazing singer and hear the true unlikely story of a young farm boy from South Dakota, arriving on the stages of the Metropolitan Opera in New York to the renowned Bayreuth Festival.
Celebrating 38 years as a society!
© 2021 Wagner Society of Southern California

Events

The WSSC plans unique events

throughout the calender year…

Our events occur in several regular places throughout the year and sometimes in special locations which will be noted:

NOTE: ZOOM Events are a members

preferred attendance, then guests on come

first serve basis.

The Colburn School 200 S. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012 Directions Parking The Chairman’s Home: 1630 South Barranca Ave.. #167 Glendora, CA 91740 Directions Bayreuth Festival Festspielhügel 1-2 85445 Bayreuth
Wagner Society      of Southern California

GALA DINNER 2021

THE WAGNER SOCIETIES OF THE WORLD & THE GESELLSCHAFT DER FREUNDE VON BAYREUTH Tannhäuser Dinner 2021 Date to be annoinced after the performance at the Festival Restaurant - The Steigenberger
GALA DINNER TICKETS GALA DINNER TICKETS CHECK BACK MORE EVENTS! Lectures with: Maestro James Conlon And presentations including: Birgirt Nilsson  Leonard Bernstein and more! MEMBER ARCHIVES REQUEST MEMBER ARCHIVES REQUEST

REMEMBERING THE PERFECT

WAGNERITE

Stefan Mickisch was a personal friend of the WSSC and for well over a two decades performed concerts in Bayreuth during the festival. He blessed us as being one the greatest Wagner interpreters both in lecture and as a pianist in performance (he also always blessed us with wonderful seating at his sold-out performances). Saddened deeply by his recent passing at only 58 years old, the WSSC will celebrate Wagner’s 208 th by remembering and enjoying the performances of this true virtuoso.
MEMBER RSVP MEMBER RSVP NON-MEMBER RSVP NON-MEMBER RSVP

ZOOM Event

I AM SIEGFRIED

The Life and Voice of Jess Thomas

Sunday, June 27th @ 1:00PM PDT

Jess Thomas is one of the most famous Wagnerian heldentenors during the 1950-1970 era. He is best known for singing most all the heroic roles, especially Siegfried and Parsifal. In this musical discussion with his two sons, Jess and Victor Thomas, we will pay tribute to this amazing singer and hear the true unlikely story of a young farm boy from South Dakota, arriving on the stages of the Metropolitan Opera in New York to the renowned Bayreuth Festival.

ZOOM Event

BIRGIT NILSSON

“A League of Her Own”

Sunday, July 25th @ 1:00PM PDT

In June we featured the great heldentenor Jess Thomas, it only seemed right to feature Birgit Nilsson, a true friend and compliment. Nilsson may be one of the greatest Wagnerian Sopranos of all time. Born in Västra Karup in southern Sweden to a farming family on 17 May 1918. She sang a wide variety of dramatic soprano roles, but her reputation was based on her mastery of some of the most punishing in the repertory, whether excelling as the fire-and-ice heroine of Puccini's Turandot, or in the roles of Isolde, Brünnhilde or Sieglinde, which confirmed her as a successor to Kirsten Flagstad, and second to none. This documentary traces her life, career and most importantly her vocal technique that made her into glorious power-singer of our time.
MEMBER RSVP MEMBER RSVP NON-MEMBER RSVP NON-MEMBER RSVP