Wagnerians in Concert on Saturday, May 8 at 1pm EST features sopranos Christine Goerke and Elza van den Heever, tenor Andreas Schager and baritone Michael Volle, live from the Hessisches Staatstheater, in Wiesbaden, Germany.

The performance, with piano accompaniment by Craig Terry, will include arias and duets from Wagner’s Der Fliegende HolländerLohengrin, Parsifal, Das RheingoldTannhäuser, and Die Walküre, as well as songs by Richard Strauss. Also on the program is Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder and the final scene from Strauss’s Die Frau ohne Schatten, with both selections featuring all four artists.

Three Divas showcases sopranos Ailyn Pérez and Nadine Sierra and mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonardlive from the Opéra Royal—Château de Versailles, in France, on May 22.

This concert is presented in association with the Opéra Royal du Château de Versailles, whose glorious 250-year-old theater, inaugurated for Marie Antoinette’s royal wedding, will be the venue for the performance. The complete program will be announced shortly.

The program for the Wagnerians concert is as follows:

“Dich, teure Halle”
From Wagner’s Tannhäuser

“Allerseelen,” Op. 10, No. 8
By Richard Strauss

“Cäcilie,” Op. 27, No. 2
By Richard Strauss

“Wie Todesahnung … O du, mein holder Abendstern”
From Wagner’s Tannhäuser

“Ein Schwert verhiess mir der Vater”
From Wagner’s Die Walküre

Wesendonck Lieder, WWV 91
“Der Engel”
“Stehe still!”
“Im Treibhaus”
By Richard Wagner

“Wirst du des Vaters Wahl nicht schelten?”
From Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer

“Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond … Du bist der Lenz”
From Wagner’s Die Walküre

“Abendlich strahlt der Sonne Auge”
From Wagner’s Das Rheingold

“Nur eine Waffe taugt”
From Wagner’s Parsifal

“Euch Lüften … Entweihte Götter!”
From Wagner’s Lohengrin

“Nun will ich jubeln”
From R. Strauss’s Die Frau ohne Schatten

Soprano Angel Blue has withdrawn from her previously announced recital for personal reasons.

Photo: Ken Howard