Other Wagner Society Events

On this page, will be adding events that are being put on by other North American Wagner Societies.

Triangle Wagner Society Program Featuring
Professor John J. H. Muller IV
“The Growth of Wotan as a Character”

Join the Triangle Wagner Society on Sunday, May 21, 2023. Our guest will be Professor John J. H. Muller IV, who will present a program on “The Growth of Wotan as a Character.”
The program is sponsored by Jane Lynch and by Richard and Donna Falvo.
As a special benefit, members of Triangle Wagner Society who have paid 2023 dues and who have not yet invited a free guest in 2023 are welcome to bring invite one.


John J. H. Muller IV is a Professor of Music History at The Juilliard School, where for many years he has taught a wide variety of courses for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as for adult laymen.
Since 2010, he has frequently lectured at the Wagner festival in Bayreuth. He is also a noted lecturer for the Metropolitan Opera Guild and other organizations, including the Wagner Society of New York. In addition, he has been a presenter at numerous meetings of the American Psychoanalytic Association. His essay on Parsifal appeared in the book, Wagner Outside the Ring, and a chapter on Tristan und Isolde is included in Wagner on the Couch, published in 2022.


The program will be live and will take place at The Forest at Duke, 2701 Pickett Road, Durham, NC 27705. In the interest of health and safety, we will abide by the current rules of The Forest. As of today, visitors are required to stop at the entrance kiosk to answer several health-screening questions. Masks are optional. We will serve refreshments and beverages at 1:30 p.m. EDT. The program will begin at 2:00 p.m. EDT and conclude no later than 3:45 p.m.
We will record the program and send the link to all Triangle Wagner Society members who have paid 2023 dues, to guests who register and pay in advance, and to residents of The Forest who register. At the request of Professor Muller, the link to the recording will be available for two weeks.


The Forest requires an early head count, so please register as soon as possible. If you have not already done so, let us know if you plan to attend in person or would like a link to the recording by sending an email to Martha Dimes (marthadimes@gmail.com) or by calling (919) 368-0542. When you register, please tell Martha if you are a resident of The Forest or if you are a guest of a member of Triangle Wagner Society.
The event is free for Triangle Wagner Society members, for guests of TWS members (1 guest/member/year), and for residents of The Forest. The guest fee is $15. There are several options for payment:

  • Pay online by using PayPal (credit cards accepted), plus the PayPal fee.
  • Mail a check made out to Triangle Wagner Society to our Treasurer, Richard Falvo, at 427 Wild Rose Lane, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
  • Pay by check or with cash on the day of the program.


  • Sunday, June 4, 2023, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Live conversation with Soprano Jane Eaglen, President, Wagner Society of Boston, hosted by Andrea Edith Moore and Bob Chapman.
  • Summer, 2023 pre-recorded program by Erica Miner, former member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and author. The Perils of Wagner: Backstage Drama at the Met Opera.


The Wagner Society of New York will offer access to English language morning lectures during the week of August 21-25, 2023. For more information on the lectures and on tickets to the operas go to


  • Thursday, May 25, 2023, 7:30 p.m.  Students from the American Wagner Project that promotes the careers of American singers with potential to perform the Wagner canon will present a live spring concert. Details to be announced.

    A recording of the program will be available at a later date. To sign up to receive an email notification click on https://www.wagner-dc.org/


The Triangle Wagner Society began in 2016, when several Wagner enthusiasts pooled their knowledge and talents to create an organization in North Carolina that would allow us to enhance our understanding of and insights into Richard Wagner’s music. Our membership has grown to more than 110 people. Our programs include lectures, seminars, live performances, and informal social gatherings.