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Welcome Breakfast

July 26, 9am, Linde Center


Wagner’s Alchemy: Die Walküre and the Ring cycle
Sue Elliott, TLI Director

July 26, 10:15am, Linde Center Studio E

As characters onstage progress from divine to human, audiences escape their tight cages of daily life in exaltation. How does Wagner's synthesis of musical, poetic, and dramaturgical elements create this operatic gold? Explore the context, music, and real-world resonance of this magnificent work.


Perspectives on Wagner
Christine Goerke, soprano and Andris Nelsons, conductor

July 26, 1pm, Linde Center Studio E

A lunchtime conversation with Christine Goerke—a leading Brünnhilde of our time—and Wagner specialist, Music Director Andris Nelsons. Lunch is provided.


The Wagner Voice: Truths and Misconceptions
Jane Eaglen, soprano and voice teacher

July 26, 2:30pm, Linde Center Studio E

Join dramatic soprano and expert voice teacher Jane Eaglen for an exploration of contemporary beliefs, right or not-so-right, about all aspects of singing Wagner’s music.


Power vs. Love, in Music
Jeffrey Swann, pianist and lecturer

July 26, 4:00pm, Linde Center Studio E

The story of Wagner’s Die Walküre, and the entire Ring cycle from which it comes, can be understood as an epic struggle between the desire for power and the claims of love, as revealed and deeply enriched by the musical score. Join Jeffrey Swann for a dynamic exploration of this compelling music drama.


Talk & Open Rehearsal

July 27, 9:30am, Shed

Wagner Die Walküre with Christine Goerke, Amber Wagner, Stephanie Blythe, Simon O’Neill, James Rutherford, Franz-Josef Selig, Eve Gigliotti, Wendy Bryn Harmer, Kelly Cae Hogan, Mary Phillips, Ronnita Miller, and Renée Tatum. Music Director Andris Nelsons conducts the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra.


Table Talk Luncheon
With Soloists, Players, and Creative Team Members

July 27, 1pm, Cindy’s Café

Immediately following the morning rehearsal, join Die Walküre soloists, players, and creative team members for informal, candid conversations over lunch.


Sonic Bridges: Wagner & His Brass Instruments

July 27, 2:30pm, Linde Center Studio E

In addition to compelling story worlds, Wagner’s music evokes extraordinary sound worlds. Many of scores feature rare instruments, some of which he had created. Join us to explore the ways in which the Wagner tuba, bass trumpet, and almighty Stierhorn contribute to his signature sound.


The Big Idea
Doris Kearns Goodwin

July 27, 5pm, Ozawa Hall

A discussion of leadership in America, in conjunction with concert performances of Wagner’s Die Walküre and its multi-generational saga of power, love, and loss.


TLI Weekend Coffee Clatch

July 28, 9am, Cindy’s Café

Join us to reflect and share your thoughts about Wagner and your experience at the previous evening’s performance of Act I.


Wagner & Me
Film Screening and Dinner

July 28, 4:30pm, Linde Center Studio E

In this documentary that traces Wagner’s life and explores his work, British actor Stephen Fry investigates his passion for one of the world’s most controversial composers. Dinner is provided.

Friday Night Concert

July 26, 8pm, Shed

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Paul Lewis, piano
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
            James Burton, conductor
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 12 in A, K. 414
RAVEL Daphnis et Chloë (complete)
RAVEL La valse


TMC Prelude Concert

July 27, 6:15pm, Linde Center Studio E

Excerpts from Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder.
Free of charge to 8pm concert ticket holders.


The Leonard Bernstein Memorial Concert
WAGNER Die Walküre Act I

July 27, 8pm, Shed

Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Amber Wagner, soprano (Sieglinde)
Simon O’Neill, tenor (Siegmund)
Franz-Josef Selig, bass (Hunding)


TMC Chamber Music Concert
Selections of Wagner Piano Transcriptions

July 28, 10am, Ozawa Hall


Wagner & Humor Sunday Showcase

July 28, 12:30pm, Theatre

Free of charge to 2:30pm concert ticket holders.


Die Walküre, Acts II and III

July 28, 2:30pm and 6:30pm, Shed

Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Amber Wagner, soprano (Sieglinde)
Christine Goerke, soprano (Brünnhilde)
Simon O’Neill, tenor (Siegmund)
James Rutherford, bass-baritone (Wotan)
Franz-Josef Selig, bass (Hunding)
Eve Gigliotti, Wendy Bryn Harmer, Kelly Cae Hogan, Mary Phillips, Ronnita Miller, Renée Tatum (Valkyries)

Note: one ticket is good for both concerts