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Society Functions

2 PM

Die Feen (the Fairies)

Member Barbara Brady will show and discuss a DVD of the Leipzig performance of this rarity

The German libretto was written by Wagner after Carlo Gozzi's La donna serpente. Die Feen was Wagner's first completed opera, but remained unperformed in his lifetime.

The talk will be followed by Wagner’s birthday champagne celebrations

Goethe Institut 90 Ocean St Woollahra

All welcome - $20 for members, $25 for guests and $10 for students

Please note there is no DVD before this meeting

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2.00 pm AGM 

The agenda for the AGM and the draft minutes of the 2016 AGM, the auditor¹s report and financial statements have been circulated by email,

Please note that you must be a financial member to attend the AGM. All are welcome to the concert.

Concert - 2.30 pm

An exciting concert of young artists whom the Wagner Society has supported

Laura Scandizzo
Adam Player
Daniel Macey

accompanied by Jonathan Wilson

Preceded by DVD 12.30 PM Magic Fire (part 2)

1955 Film with Wagner¹s music arranged by Erich Korngold Some of part 1 will be repeated. Even if you missed it, come to this showing. It was very popular with members.

Goethe-Institut, 90 Ocean St, cnr Jersey Rd Woollahra

Followed by Afternoon Tea

All welcome - $20 for members, $25 for guests and $10 for students.

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2.00 pm Russian Wagnerians in the 20th and 21st Centuries

Rosamund Bartlett

Rosamund Bartlett is a writer, scholar, translator and lecturer. She has a doctorate from Oxford on Wagner and Russia. Her most recent books are Tolstoy: A Russian Life and a new translation of Anna Karenina. She has also written a biography of Chekhov and currently works with the Anton Chekhov Foundation, overseeing translations of his early short stories and letters. She has lectured on Russian literature, music and cultural history. For the Wagner Society she is presenting on Russian Wagnerians and will be playing a number of rare recordings of great singers of Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union.

Preceded by DVD 12.30 PM Magic Fire (part 1) 1955 Film with Wagner’s music arranged by Erich Korngold
Followed by Afternoon Tea

Airconditioned comfort of Goethe-Institut, 90 Ocean St, cnr Jersey Rd Woollahra

All welcome - $20 for members, $25 for guests and $10 for students

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Sunday 5th February – 1.00 pm

JOACHIM HERZ’S FILM OF THE FLYING DUTCHMAN

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