UNC Music

Hill Hall Auditorium 145 E. Cameron Avenue, Chapel Hill, NC, United States

Scenes from Verdi Operas


Elijah’s Violin

Reibman Center 922 Market St., Wilmington, NC, United States

An opera workshop performance of Meira Warshauer’s Elijah's' Violin.


Desirée Mays

The Forest at Duke 2701 Pickett Road, Durham, NC, United States

Live program with Desirée Mays on The Nobility of Hans Sachs contrasted with the Love Triangle of Wagner, Cosima, and Ludwig



Part 1 will look at the interaction between Richard Wagner, his mistress Cosima, and his benefactor, King Ludwig, during the years of composition of Die Meistersinger. Part 2 will focus on the character of Hans Sachs, the man in whom Wagner saw himself. Wagner stated: “I only exist in the performance of my works.” The genius of Wagner’s composition will be set against the chaos of his personal life. Sources will include letters and communications from the period.


Tom Grey

Zoom program with Tom Grey on The Splendid and Shameful Art – The Question of Dance in the Wagnerian Gesamtkunstwerk.

Michael Steinberg

Zoom program with Michael Steinberg on Richard Wagnerand the Nationalization of Feeling: The 2022 Exhibition at the German Historical Museum Berlin.

Barry Millington

Zoom program with Barry Millington on Edward Burne-Jones,George Eliot, and Richard Wagner: A Collision of Like-minded Souls. 

Francesca Zambello

Fletcher Opera Theater at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts 2 East South Street, Raleigh, NC, United States

Live program with Francesca Zambello on Wagner’s Ring Cycle and Rossini’s Barber of Seville (being performed at NC Opera)