11 September 1988: Seminar on 'Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg'

9.30am: Seminar on Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg held in the Goethe Insitut


Dennis Hennig, musician-academic (Conservatorium of Music): Analysis of the opera

Dr Ken Moulden (Department of Germanic Studies, Sydney University): Analysis of the libretto

Brian Taylor (Department of Germanic Studies, Sydney University): Historical mastersingers

Sir Charles Mackerras: The opera’s demands on a musician and how he would be approaching conducting the opera.

Dr Leonard Hansen introduced members of the cast: Helena Doese (Eva), Paul Frey (Walter), John Wegner (Nightwatchman), and Reinhard Heinrich (costume designer) and Heather Begg.


Followed by a champagne reception for Sir Charles Mackerras at the Goethe Institut


Dr Leonard Hansen with Sir Charles Mackerras, one of the speakers at the 'Meistersinger' seminar held at the Goethe Institut [photo, Richard King].


Dennis Hennig [member], another speaker at the 'Meistersinger' seminar, with Sir Charles Mackerras [photo, Richard King].


 L-R John Wegner (Nightwatchman) and Paul Frey (Walter), two members of the cast of 'Meistersinger' who attended the champagne reception following the seminar [photo, Richard King].


Internationally renowned bass-baritone Sir Donald McIntyre with members Lady Galleghan and Richard King at a Wagner Society reception at the Print Room. Donald McIntyre was in Australia to play Hans Sachs in the 1988 'Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg' [photo, Richard King].


Scene from the Australian Opera's 'Die Meistersinger'
Scene from the Australian Opera's 'Die Meistersinger' [photo, Opera Australia]