Seventeenth Annual Founders Day Dinner

By The Richard Wagner Society of the Upper Midwest (other events)

Saturday, October 17 2015 5:00 PM 9:00 PM

You are cordially invited to The Richard Wagner Society of the Upper Midwest's 17th Annual Founders Day Dinner in the Festsaal Room of the Black Forest Inn.  This year we are proud to have as our guest, Tenor, John Robert Lindsey, a graduate of the Resident Artist Program with Minnesota Opera.


5:00 to 5:30  -  Wagner Society Business meeting  
5:30 to 6:00  -  "What fascinates you about Wagner's Operas?" The new  "Tristan" at Bayreuth!                              -- Discussion led by Dr. David Cline    
6:00 to 6:30  - Social time with refreshments  
6:30 to 7:15  - Tenor, John Robert Lindsey  
7:15 to 9:00  - Dinner, dessert, and continued socializing   


Dinner Menu  

Beverage Choice of:  

Red Italian Montepulciano, White Austrian Gruner Veltliner (dry), German tab beer, coffee, water  

Entree Choice of:  

Beef Rouladen  - 2 classic beef rolls with bacon, carrot, pickle and mustard, served in brown gravy with spaetzel noodles and red cabbage  


Pork Paprika Schnitzel  - 2 lean slices of pork served in a bacon, onion, sour cream and paprika sauce with spaetzel and red cabbage  


Vegetable Strudel  with sauce and salad  

Dessert Choice of:  

Apple Strudel  - Sugared & spiced fresh apples, raisins, and sliced almonds are rolled in a crisp, handmade flaky strudel dough, served with fresh Pride of Main Street whipped cream  


Black Forest Torte  - Black Forest's version of Schwarzwalder Kirschtorte is four layers of chocolate cake with cream cheese filling and kirsch-flavored cherries between the layers, topped with fresh whipped cream  



Wagner Society and GAI Members –bring your friends and pay MEMBER PRICE!!!

Cost: $50 Current RWSUM and GAI Members       $60 Non-members  

   Above prices are inclusive of the entire evening including tax and gratuity   (Parking options - Black Forest Inn parking lot off Nicollet Avenue or off-street parking)  

All Reservations must be received by  8 October 2015  

This is a catered event. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated for the Dinner portion
of the evening.  

Reservations are not accepted by phone. Purchase tickets online here  - OR - by mailing a check with choice of Entree (Beef Rouladen, Pork Paprika Schnitzel or Vegetable Strudel)  AND  choice of Dessert (Apple Strudel or Black Forest Torte) to:  

The Richard Wagner Society of the Upper Midwest  

P. O. Box 3804  

Minneapolis MN 55403  

Hope you will join us to hear the glorious music of Wagner and enjoy delicious German food!


Tenor, John Robert Lindsey

Known for his intense characterizations and expressive vocal ability,  tenor John Robert Lindsey is a dynamic singing actor.  A graduate of the Resident Artist Program with Minnesota Opera, he performed in 14 productions over 3 seasons. Past engagements include Third Jew in Salome was Opera San Antonio and Dallas Opera, Nick in La Fanciulla del West with Minnesota Opera, Marvin Heeno in the world premiere of the revised Dream of Valentino by Dominic Argento,  Malcolm in Macbeth,  Count Elemer in Arabella, Edmondo in Manon Lescaut,  Ismaele in Nabucco,  Jonathan Dale in the Pulitzer Prize winning production of Silent Night by Kevin Puts,  Don Jose in Carmen, Sam Polk in Susannah, and the character of Stage Manager in Our Town by Rorem.  Notable covers include Ben Marco in The Manchurian Candidate (for which he also sang two major workshops), Dick Johnson in La Fanciulla del West, Des Grieux in Manon Lescaut,  Matteo in Arabella,  and MacDuff in Macbeth. His concert repertoire has included Tenor Soloist in Verdi's Requiem, Parables by Robert Aldridge and Herschel Garfein,  the Mozart Requiem,  the Mozart Mass in C Minor, and Messiah by Handel. Upcoming seasons include a return to Minnesota Opera and debuts with Des Moines Metro Opera, Opera San Jose, Michigan Opera Theater, and the San Antonio Symphony. 

Mailing Address

P. O. Box 3804 Minneapolis MN 55403