Our 17th Annual Weekend Retreat (Members-only event)
Friday, June 16, to Sunday, June 18, 2017
Cacapon Resort State Park
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
Having studied all ten of Richard Wagner’s mature operas, we are now taking a second look at his most mystical. We will have the privilege of an in-depth journey into Parsifal guided by our “dream team” presenters:
Pianist Jeffrey Swann offers his prized lecture-demonstrations at the piano. An internationally known concert pianist, he is known from previous Wildnis weekends, his concert performances for the Wagner Society of Washington, DC, his talk for the Smithsonian's Tristan und Isolde seminar in 2004, and his lectures at Bayreuth.
Professor Simon Williams, Chairman, Drama Department, University of California at Santa Barbara, presents his insightful lectures on Wagner and drama. His latest books: Wagner and the Romantic Hero, now in paperback, A History of German Theatre, and in 2015, The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Stage Actors and Acting. He recently completed an all-day Meistersinger seminar for San Francisco Opera.
Cacapon Resort State Park, near Berkeley Springs, WV, is a two-hour drive from downtown Washington. Car pools can be arranged. Click here for a virtual tour.
Registration fee must be paid in full by March 1. Register online using the form below. If you prefer to register by mail or fax, click here to download the form.