My early Bayreuth albums, by Leona Geeves, Member No. 87

Leona Geeves, a member of the Wagner Society since 1982, Vice-President 2010 - 2019 and now Artist's Liaison, has provided fascinating photos of her early visits to the Bayreuth Festival.


At the Bayreuth Festival in 1995

In the queue
Leona in the queue for Wolfgang Wagner to sign copies of his book Acts: The Autobiography of Wolfgang Wagner in front of the Festspielhaus in Bayreuth

 

Signing
Wolfgang Wagner signing his book


 


At the Bayreuth Festival in the late 1990s

Bayreuth
Leona with Marian Purvis and Dennis Mather

 

Wonderful dinner at Der Eule, Bayreuth. I was translating the menu for Helena and Bob Carr, and Sandra and Tony Wheeler
Wonderful dinner at Der Eule, Bayreuth. Leona was translating the menu for Helena and Bob Carr, and Sandra and Tony Wheeler

 

Bayreuth
A lovely shot of the Wagner Society in NSW's late President,  Justice Jane Mathews AO, Joan Griffin, Leona, former Vice President, and former Editor of the Wagner Quarterly,  Terence Watson

 

Bayreuth Festival
Leona, Garry Richards, Margaret Budge, Hilda Perini, Bill and Edna Watson

 

Bayreuth Festival
Garry Richards, Margaret Budge, Hilda Perini, Bill and Edna Watson

 

Bayreuth Festival
The Festspielhaus

 

Bayreuth Festival
Hilda Perini, ???, Rosemary Cater-Smith, Alec Cater, Margaret Budge

 

Bayreuth Festival
Margaret Budge, Hilda Perini, Edna and Bill Watson

 

Bayreuth Festival
Leona, Margaret Budge, Hilda Perini, Edna Watson

 

Bayreuth Festival
Barbara McNulty, Hilda Perini, Margaret Budge


 


At a Southern California Wagner Society's Bayreuth dinner 
in the late 1990s

Bayreuth dinner
Leona with two guests

 

Bayreuth dinner
Leona with chorus master, Herr Norbert Balatsch and his then wife Frau Balatsch

 

Bayreuth dinner
Andy Rombakis, Southern California Wagner Society on the left

 

Bayreuth dinner
At a Southern California Wagner Society's Bayreuth dinner

 

Bayreuth dinner
At a Southern California Wagner Society's Bayreuth dinner


 


At the Bayreuth Festival in 2000

Bayreuth Festival, 2000
Christian Thielemann at Gondrom book shop

 

Bayreuth Festival, 2000
Mette Ejsing (Erda) at Die Schallplatte record shop (now closed)

 

Bayreuth Festival, 2000
Gunter von Kannen at the now closed Markgrafen-Buchhandlung

 

Bayreuth Festival 2000
Leona with the late Robert Lloyd. On the left holding plastic bag - Jim Leigh

 

Bayreuth Festival 2000
Naomi Kaldor, Jane Mathews, Leona and Siss Harnett

 

Bayreuth Festival 2000
Naomi Kaldor, late Robert Lloyd, rear of Joan Griffin, Donald Campbell, (late) Barbara McNulty

 

Bayreuth Festival 2000
???,  Baroness Lotti von Chiari, Robert Lloyd, Jim Leigh, Siss Hartnett

 

Bayreuth Festival
Wolfgang Wagner signing Leona's program

 

Bayreuth Festival
Leona with Linda Watson (Ortrud) and Melanie Diener (Elsa von Brabant)