12.30pm: DVD: Act 2, Barrie Kosky's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
2.00pm: Asher Fisch will talk about conducting Wagner's music dramas
Followed by: Afternoon tea
Goethe Institut, 90 Ocean Street, Woollahra
A renowned Israeli conductor in both the operatic and symphonic worlds, Asher Fisch is especially celebrated for his interpretative command of core German and Italian repertoire of the Romantic and post-Romantic era and is most often heard conducting the music of Wagner, Brahms, Strauss and Verdi.
Asher and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO) celebrated the orchestra's 90th anniversary in August this year by presenting a concert version of Tristan und Isolde with Stuart Skelton.
Asher will be conducting the SSO on 7 and 9 March 2019 in Bruch, Mendelssohn and Strauss.