John Pohanka: Maria Callas, A Wagnerian Soprano

Thursday, May 18, 2017, 7:30 pm
Goethe-Institut
1990 K Street, NW, Suite 3 (enter on 20th Street, lower level)
Metro to Farragut West (Orange, Blue, and Silver Lines) or Farragut North (Red Line)

Maria Callas--born in New York City in 1923 of Greek-American parents--is not normally associated with great Wagnerian roles. Early in her amazing career, however, the great soprano was a very successful interpreter of some of the most challenging of Wagner’s roles. She sang twelve performances of Tristan und Isolde, four performances of Parsifal, and six performances as Brünnhilde in Die Walküre.

John Pohanka is a Trustee and former Chairman of the Washington National Opera, Board member of the Palm Beach Opera, Chairman of the Wagner Society of Palm Beach, and a founding Board member of the Wagner Society of Washington DC. He has a BA from Princeton University and is the author of Wagner the Mystic (2010).

Free and open to the public, but reservations are required. RSVP online here or call 703-370-1923.

(Want more? Click the following links to view "John Pohanka presents Maria Callas": Part 1Part 2.)