Seventeenth Annual Founders Day Dinner

 Saturday 17 October 2015

5:00 – 9:00 PM

Black Forest Inn
 1 East 26th Street
 Minneapolis, MN 55404
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Please join us for a spectacular evening of Wagner's music with our guest, tenor John Robert Lindsey, a graduate of the Resident Artist Program with Minnesota Opera (bio below).  Mr. Lindsey's Program will include:

 "Der Engel" from Wesendonck Lieder

"Immer ist undank Loge's lohn" from Das Rheingold

"Ein Schwert verhiess mir der Vater" from Die Walküre

"Nur eine Waffe taugt" from Parsifal

"Träume" from Wesendonck Lieder
  • 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 tap 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. Tickets may be purchased online by clicking

BUY TICKETS NOW 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


Check out our website The Richard Wagner Society of the Upper Midwest


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

John Robert Lindsey

Known for his intense characterizations and expressive vocal ability, tenor John Robert Lindsey is a dynamic singing actor. During his time as a Resident Artist with Minnesota Opera, he performed in 15 productions over 3 seasons. Past engagements include 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, Pang in Turandot, Ismaele in Nabucco,  Goro in Madame Butterfly, 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 span style="TEXT-ALIGN: center">Our Town by Rorem. On the concert stage, he has performed as Tenor Soloist in Parables by Robert Aldridge and Herschel Garfein, the Mozart Requiem, the Mozart Mass in C Minor, and Messiah by Handel. He was recently invited to Bayreuth, Germany, where he participated in the International Competition for Wagner Voices through the International Wagner Society. Upcoming performances include a return to Minnesota Opera and debuts with the San Antonio Symphony, Opera San Jose, Austin Opera, and Michigan Opera Theater.