Events in Australia & Overseas

'Meistersinger' in Melbourne, pre-talk 'Harmony out of Discord' by Heath Lees: November 2018

Those attending the AO Melbourne production of The Meistersinger may wish to attend a pre-opera talk being given by the inimitable Heath Lees in St Johns Southgate.

Tuesday 13 November 2018 - 10.30am to 11.45am
Saturday 17 November 2018 - 9.30am to 10.45am
Monday 19 November 2018 – 10:30am to 11:45am
Thursday 22 November 2018 – 10:30am to 11:45am


Bayreuth Festival, 'Die Walküre' in Abu Dhabi: 30 January & 1 February 2019

In partnership with Katharina Wagner, the great grand-daughter of Richard, and producer of the Bayreuth Festival, there is an exciting opportunity to attend Die Walküre performed at the Iconic Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi on 30 January and 1 February 2019.

Additionally, Katharina will be showing  a film montage about the Der Ring des Nibelungen playing on a screen behind the stage to enhance the performances.

'All-Wagner Gala', Federation Concert Hall, Hobart: 2 November 2019

Following her triumphant and award-winning performance with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra in 2016, Nina Stemme returns to Hobart for an 'All-Wagner Gala'. Appearing with her is fellow Swede John Lundgren, acclaimed for his Wagner interpretations at the Bayreuth Festival, Royal Swedish Opera and Royal Opera, Covent Garden. Marko Letonja, conductor of the 2016 concert, is the third star in the evening’s firmament.

'The Flying Dutchman', Melbourne Opera: 3, 5, 7 February 2019

Melbourne Opera's "The Flying Dutchman' is on 3, 5 & 7 February 2019 at The Regent Theatre, Melbourne
Phone (03) 9600 2488

Anthony Negus Conducting
Suzanne Chaundy Directing 

Dutchman - Darren Jeffery (UK bass baritone)

Local cast:
Senta - Lee Abrahmsen
Erik - Rosario La Spina
Daland - Steven Gallop
Mary - Roxane Hislop