Wagner at NEC

Thank you everyone for making An Evening in Valhalla a spectacular success! 

On Wednesday, December 10, 2014, New England Conservatory presented a gala performance of Act III of Richard Wagner’s Die Walküre in Jordan Hall to benefit NEC’s new Student Life and Performance Center. Jane Eaglen and Greer Grimsley, two of the finest Wagnerian singers in existence, have volunteered their services. Robert Spano will serve as Guest Conductor of NEC’s Philharmonia Orchestra and NEC opera students will perform in other roles. It is truly a unique opportunity to hear Metropolitan Opera stars sing from the Ring Cycle in Boston and especially in Jordan Hall!

Event Chairs
Wendy Shattuck (Life Trustee)
David Scudder (Life Trustee)
Barbara Glauber (Overseer)
Honorary Chair: German Consul General Rolf Schuette

Committee Members
Steven P. Akin (Trustee)
Ann Beha
Suki de Braganca (Trustee)
Miguel de Braganca
Brit d'Arbeloff
Ron Della Chiesa
Joanne Dickinson (Visitor)
Deborah Bennett Elfers
Stephen J. Friedlaender (Life Trustee)
Dalia Geffen (Boston Wagner Society)
Winifred Perkin Gray
Helmut Landes - German Deputy Consul General
Sandra Ourusoff Massey
E. Lee Perry (Trustee)
Tony Schemmer (Overseer)
Thurmond Smithgall (Trustee)
Tony Woodcock (NEC President)

Special Thanks
Christopher Weld and Berkshire Mountain Distillers
Dalia Geffen and The Boston Wagner Society
Holly Safford and The Catered Affair
Lynette Roth and the Harvard University Art Museums
Winston Flowers

Again, we wish to thank you you all for your generous support for NEC’s Student Life and Performance Center. This transformational project will greatly enhance the student educational experience and be more conductive to a congenial environment for the entire NEC community. We would also like to thank Jane Eaglen, Greer Grimsley, and Robert Spano for dedicating their time and wonderful voices, all in support of NEC. 

Read here what the "Boston Globe" wrote about this event.

Interview: Jane Eaglen talks about Die Walküre.