The Ring of the Nibelung

June 4–6, 2018

Explore The Ring of the Nibelung in a 90-minute presentation by Simon Williams.

Where

Throughout the Bay Area.

Cost

Varies by location. Please see below.

Marin Chapter

Opera Preview: The Ring of the Nibelung

Monday, June 4, 2018 at 7:30PM

The Redwoods, 40 Camino Alto, Mill Valley

$10 per lecture. Tickets are available at the door, no reservations required.

For more information, contact Tenki Davis at (415) 457-1118 or t4tenki@comcast.net.

San Francisco Chapter

Opera Preview: The Ring of the Nibelung

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 12PM

Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco

Free, no reservations required.

For more information, contact the Opera Guild at (415) 565-3280 or guildeducation@sfopera.com.

Peninsula Chapter

Opera Preview: The Ring of the Nibelung

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 7:30PM

Availability subject to change.

First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto, 1140 Cowper Street, Palo Alto

$10 per lecture. Tickets are available at the door, no reservations required.

For more information, contact Karen Burtness-Prak at (650) 329-1374 or operanutsfog13@gmail.com.

San Jose Opera Guild

Opera Preview: The Ring of the Nibelung

Monday, June 4, 2018 at 10AM

Addison-Penzak JCC Silicon Valley, 14855 Oka Road, Suite 201, Los Gatos

Free to San Jose Opera Guild and JCC members, $10 for general public. Tickets are available at the door, no reservations required.

For more information, contact Steve Zilles at steve@zilles.org.

East Bay Chapter

Opera Preview: The Ring of the Nibelung

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 8PM

Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mount Diablo Boulevard, Lafayette

$10 per lecture or $50 for six lectures. Tickets are available at the door, no reservations required.

For more information, contact Anne Gomes at (510) 595-3715 or abgomes326@gmail.com.

Your Speaker

Simon Williams is a professor in the Department of Theater and Dance at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is internationally recognized as an authority on the history of acting and Shakespearean performance, as well as on opera as drama and on the history of operatic staging. He has lectured worldwide on Wagner, having served as English-language audience lecturer at the Bayreuth Festival, and he has spoken on a wide range of operas at opera houses and opera guilds worldwide. He currently serves as principal speaker at the annual Opera at Oakhurst weekend in the California Sierras and speaks regularly at the Wagner in der Wildnis weekends sponsored by the Wagner Society of Washington DC. He has served for several years as the Opera News critic for Los Angeles and Santa Fe. He is the author of four books on German theater, including two books on Wagner, the co-editor of the first History of German Theatre in English (Cambridge University Press, 2008), and is chief editor of the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Stage Actors and Acting. He was recently appointed co-editor of the book series Cambridge Studies in Modern Theatre. He sits on the editorial board of The Wagner Journal and Leitmotif. He is also an active director of opera and spoken drama.

Opera Previews are sponsored by the East Bay, Marin, Peninsula and San Francisco Chapters of San Francisco Opera Guild, and the San Jose Opera Guild. 

Learn More

Questions? Please contact (415) 565-3280 or guildeducation@sfopera.com.