Pre-game with the Wagner Society

John William Waterhouse, Tristan und Isolde (1916), oil on canvas

The last time anyone could tailgate in the Santa Fe Opera parking lot before an opera by Richard Wagner was in late August of 1988, prior to The Flying Dutchman. This year, with Tristan und Isolde, the Wagner Society of Santa Fe is getting a jump on everyone else with a tailgate party on Thursday, July 21, followed by an opportunity to attend that evening’s dress rehearsal of the opera. The tailgate starts at 5:45 p.m. and the dress rehearsal at 8 p.m. Yoko Arthur, head of the Wagner Society here, promises that “several distinguished guests will be attending” and everyone is invited to stop by the society’s table for some dessert. There is no charge to attend the tailgate party and rehearsal, although there is a size limit; advance reservations must be made by emailing wagnersocietyofsantafe@gmail .com. Questions about the tailgate event or the society in general should go to the same email. The beginning of a fundraising campaign to support The Flying Dutchman in Santa Fe’s 2023 season will also be announced at the tailgate. 

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