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Melbourne Ring Progress Report: Neil Armfield In Conversation at The Wagner Society Sunday 8 September

– Leona Geeves & Terence Watson

To a packed house of 106 at the Goethe Institute on Sunday, iconic Australian theatre and opera director, Neil Armfield, outlined his plans for the Melbourne Ring Cycle. (Click on Read More below for the full article)

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The Young Wagner - Some Glimpses - Terence Watson

We are familiar with the adult Wagner, the great artist and the complex and contradictory man, the husband and the father, but most of us probably have a hazy picture of the child. A few of Wagner's biographers have given us sketches of him, even fewer from first hand. The following selections are not intended to be comprehensive.

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'Souffleuse' Takes On a Life of its Own
Katie French

In the last issue of the Newsletter, Wagner Society members would have read, with great interest, the Obituary of the fascinating teacher, scholar, witty raconteur, genial host, and internationally renowned reproducing piano collector, Denis Condon. They would also have read with interest, the article on Denis' great niece, Jennifer Condon, another talented scholar, presently undertaking the role of Souffleuse under Simone Young at the Hamburg Statsoper. But those articles were not to be the end of the story! (Click on Read More Below)

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