Society Events

20 May 2018

2.00pm: Wagner and Gluck: Life-time Wagner Society member and honorary life member, Professor Michael Ewans is an eminent academic, musicologist and opera director and an expert in Ancient Greek theatre.

To be followed at 4.00pm by Wagner’s Birthday champagne celebration

12.30pm: DVD: Wagner’s Jews - Documentary by Hilan Warshaw, 2013. Even as Wagner called for the elimination of the Jews from German life, many of his most active supporters were Jewish. Can art transcend bigotry?

15 July 2018

2.00pm: TBA

12.30pm: DVD: The Wagner Family 2010 film by acclaimed director Tony Palmer about the family in Bayreuth that has survived a mixture of lies, deception, fraud and dangerous political alliances for 140 years.

Goethe Institut 90 Ocean St Woollahra

5 August 2018

1.00 – 5.00pm: SEMINAR: Tristan und Isolde - Dr Antony Ernst is a frequent guest lecturer on opera and is a music tour leader in Australia and overseas. (WASO’s concert productions of Tristan und Isolde are on 16 & 19 August in Perth.)


Willoughby Uniting Church 10 Clanwilliam St Willoughby

23 September 2018

2.00pm: Brickbats and Bouquets - Bayreuth 2018

Presented by members who received tickets from the Wagner Society and attended the Bayreuth Festival

12.30pm: DVD: Wagner – a Genius in Exile 2014 film by Andy Sommer about Antoine Wagner travelling in Switzerland exploring links to his great great grandfather Richard

Goethe Institut 90 Ocean St Woollahra

21 October 2018

1.00 – 5.00pm: SEMINAR: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg - Dr David Larkin,

lecturer at the Sydney Conservatorium, presents a seminar as background to the new Opera Australia Melbourne production on 13, 17, 19, 22 November.


Goethe Institut 90 Ocean St Woollahra