NEXT EVENT: Thursday 28 January 2021 - Talk by Susan Bullock from London - by Zoom

Susan Bullock


Who: British dramatic soprano Susan Bullock
When: 8.00pm, Thursday 28 January 2021
How: via Zoom. For first time Zoomers, please see advice at
Registration: Members of the public welcome! Those wishing to join the Zoom session will need to register - by emailing us at
Donation: $10 - Our preferred payment method is to email an e-invoice to those who register, for payment by debit or credit card. Other payment methods are outlined at
Registration and donation: due by Wednesday 27 January 2021
Zoom link: will be emailed before the event to those who have registered and donated by 27 January.
Susan Bullock thrilled Melbourne audiences with her feisty Brünnhilde in the 2013 Armfield Ring Cycle. Her unique position as one of the world’s most sought-after British dramatic sopranos was recognised by the award of a CBE in June 2014.
Of her most distinctive roles, Brünnhilde has garnered outstanding praise leading Susan Bullock to become the first ever soprano to sing four consecutive cycles of Der Ring des Nibelungen at the Royal Opera House under Sir Antonio Pappano. Appearances as Richard Strauss’ Elektra have brought her equal international acclaim and collaborations with some of the world’s leading conductors including Fabio Luisi, Semyon Bychkov, Seiji Ozawa, Sir Mark Elder and Edo de Waart.
In recent seasons, she has extended her repertoire to include new roles such as the title role Minnie in The Girl of the Golden West (ENO), Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd at Houston Grand Opera and Klytaemnestra (Elektra).





We would like to encourage members to renew their membership subscriptions for 2021, due by 28 February 2021. We are doing this in order to align our cash flow to plan events and continue our artist support program.

We have developed an excellent program of events for the first half of the year, with more to come. Dramatic sopranos Susan Bullock and Lise Lindstrom - both wonderful Brünnhildes - will each talk to us via Zoom from London, Professors Heath Lees and Thea Brejzek will give presentations on ‘Wagnerism’ and Adolphe Appia, and there will be our usual combined concert and champagne celebration of Wagner’s birthday PLUS our 40th anniversary celebration party (Covid-19 willing).

Let us all look forward to 2021 being another successful year for Wagner lovers and the Wagner Society in NSW, in spite of Covid-19!

Subscriptions for 2021 are the same as for 2020:

Single membership


Single pensioner membership


Shared membership - same mailing address and contact numbers


Shared Pensioner membership - same mailing address and contact numbers


Student membership




The three methods of paying your subscription:

1. by e-invoice
Just let us know by replying the the email sent to members, or
by advising us online at, and we'll forward an e-invoice so you can pay electronically by debit or credit card. Too easy!

2. by Electronic Funds Transfer
Use your bank's internet banking facilities to send your payment electronically to
Westpac Banking Corporation, Paddington NSW Branch:

Account Name: The Wagner Society
BSB: 032040
Account Number: 911323

3. by Cheque
Mail a cheque or money order for your annual membership fee to:

The Wagner Society
GPO Box 4574
Sydney NSW 2001


When the subscription is due:
We would appreciate the subscription renewal by 28 February 2021.





We would love to welcome new members of the Wagner Society in NSW in 2021.

Why become a member? Well, apart from joining a group of fellow Wagnerites, there are lots of benefits. As a member, you can:
- attend a variety of events each year, including talks, seminars, concerts and films, with outstanding presenters and exciting performers, and with afternoon tea following each event;
- attend a champagne celebration of Wagner’s birthday and a Christmas Party;
- meet and get to know like-minded Wagnerites;
- enjoy the fellowship of our extended network of music/theatre lovers when attending performances in Australia and overseas;
- receive four issues of the Wagner Quarterly per year as well as regular e-news;
- access the Society’s website with its photo gallery, views and reviews about Australian and international Wagner productions, all previous Quarterlies, all previous events, and much more;
- have the opportunity to access tickets for the annual Bayreuth Festival; and
- know that you are helping to support young Wagnerian or potential Wagnerian performers from NSW as well as productions of Wagner in Australia.

Subscriptions for 2021 are:

  • Single membership $75.00

  • Single Pensioner membership $45.00

  • Shared membership $110.00 - same mailing address and contact numbers

  • Shared Pensioner membership $65.00 - same mailing address and contact numbers

  • Student membership $25.00 

If you would like to join us, just fill in your details in the new members online application form at the end of the webpage here.