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Society Members at Bayreuth third cycle

It was great to see a strong NSW Society representation at the third cycle: Jane, Dennis, John, John again, Tony, Ermes, Pauline, Minnie, Jill and Carole. It was also nice to catch up with our Victorian friends including Shirley, Nicky and Lesley.

A special thanks to our American society friends. The donation of close to 2,000 Euro to the Friends of Bayreuth from the proceeds of the pre opera talks was fantastic.

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The Eve of the Leipzig Richard-Wagner-Festival 2015—Richard Wagner Birthday Concert

For anyone in the vicinity of Leipzig next year, there is an extra incentive to visit that lovely, lively city and consolidate one’s Wagner connections—or to make a Wagner Wallfahrt—for the first time. The city’s annual WagnerFest will feature two rarely performed works by the Maestro. Symphonie in C-Dur WWV 29; Das Liebesmahl der Apostel - Oratorium WWV 69 with the Leipziger Symphonie Orchester; Choirs in cooperation with the Leipziger Chorverband; Director: Andreas Mitschke; Date: 21. May 2015 Philippuskirche Leipzig, 19.30 at Aurelienstraße 54 Leipzig

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Universal Music - Special Offers on Wagner CDs And DVDs & Blu-Ray Discs

UNIVERSAL MUSIC is the market leader in today's highly competitive classical music market. Universal Music's classical labels includes the world's longest-standing recording company and market leader, Deutsche Grammophon; the legendary Decca Records, which owns and controls the greatest opera catalog in the world; and the Philips, Emarcy, and ECM labels. Universal Music has made the following special offers available to Wagner Society Members through

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For those of you who need another Wagner fix Peter Bassett will be hosting a Wagner Weekend in Wellington New Zealand from 19-23 September.

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The Wagner Society NSW is pleased to pass on these great recordings

Sir Georg SOLTI - WAGNER: Der Ring des Nibelungen
The centerpiece of DECCA's Wagner celebrations is a limited-edition [individually numbered], newly-remastered, luxury edition of "The greatest recording of all time!" (BBC Music Magazine, January 2012)

Bryn Terfel - WAGNER: The Ring (complete) [
The most famous, the most performed, the most thrilling, and the most recorded opera cycle in music history! A unique and exclusive package, on multi-set DVD and Blu-Ray, of the most successful Ring Cycle production of the 21st century.

Special pre-order:


Early recordings of favourite Wagner orchestral selections still possess a special mystique. Five conducting giants, all born within 20 years of Wagner's death and all of whom made notable appearances at the Bayreuth Festival, are represented in this collection.

"They don't make Wagner singers like that anymore" - "There has never since been a Heldentenor to match Lauritz Melchior". Here's the perfect opportunity for listeners to find out for themselves: A stunning array of majestic sopranos (Flagstad, Nilsson...), resplendent tenors (Melchior, Lorenz...), and dark-toned baritones and basses (Hotter, Schorr, Greindl...) guarantee true Wagnerian excitement.

Jonas Kaufmann - WAGNER ARIAS

Kaufmann and Wagner is a classic combination: "For any Wagnerians who've been slumbering, Fafner-like, in their caves during the last few years, here's your wake-up call: Jonas Kaufmann is the tenor we've been waiting for" (Washington Post). A selection of the great Heldentenor scenes and arias coupled with the complete (and rarely recorded by the tenor voice) Wesendonck Lieder. Also includes scenes from Die Walküre, Siegfried , Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Tannhäuser and Lohengrin (extended Grail Scene - Gralserzählung - with its original second verse).

Sir Georg SOLTI - WAGNER: Der Ring des Nibelungen Deluxe Edition

Bryn Terfel - WAGNER: The Ring (complete) - please indicate your preference for DVD or BluRay

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