...have been held approximately every other month with the finest of speakers regarding
Wagner, his life, times, music-dramas and influence.
From its inception the Wagner Society of Southern California has had yearly tributes
honoring Wagnerian artists. Past tributes have been awarded to Hans Hotter, Placido
Domingo, Jess Thomas, James King, Lyonie Rysanek, Hildegard Behrens, Helga Dernesch,
Siegfried Jerusalem, Jane Eaglen, Linda Watson, Peter Seiffert and Petra-Maria Schnitzer,
James Conlon with each honoree present.
The Wagner Society of Southern California was founded in 1982 in Los Angeles County
by Dr. Sherwin Sloan. It has been an active avenue of pursuit for those interested
in Richard Wagner, both man and artist. Since then meetingsand programs...
CELEBRATING 32 YEARS AS A SOCIETY!
John L. Mastrogiovanni, D.Min.
International Wagner Society
Maestro James Conlon
THE WSSC TEAM
For over three decades the highlight of each summer is when members of the society
journey to the Bayreuth Festival in Germany, lead by the society’s president.