Society events held in 1985

 

11 February 6.30pm: Reception for dramatic soprano Leonie Rysanek   Goethe Institut
14 February 

8pm: Recital by Horst Hoffmann, a leading tenor with the AO, with interludes on the organ by Werner Baer MBE

 

Great Hall,
Sydney University

2 March 

Theatre Party to Die Walküre

 

SOH

23 March

Group Tour to Die Walküre

  Melbourne
 State Theatre

Wednesday
27 March

8pm: Video evening - Austrian television interview / biography (English translation) with Leonie Rysanek

 

The Print Room,
141 Dowling Street, Woolloomooloo

Friday
 24 May

6.30pm for 7pm:

- AGM

- Annual ‘Wagner’s Birthday’ Dinner (buffet)

Guest of Honour: Rita Hunter, who sang and entertained guests with amusing tales about productions. and became an Honorary Life Member of the Society for her services to the Wagner tradition in Australia.

 

Werner Baer MBE accompanied Rita on the piano, and performed a transcription of ‘Happy birthday for Richard’.

 

Madison Room,
Southern Cross Hotel

14 July

1pm:

- An introductory talk based on a lecture called ‘Interpretation of Wagner’s Ring of the Nibelung’ by Erich Rappl

- Video - The 1979-80 Bayreuth Ring Cycle by Chéreau and Boulez

 

Goethe Institut

28 July,
11 August,
25 August

11am:

- An introductory talk based on a lecture called ‘Interpretation of Wagner’s Ring of the Nibelung’ by Erich Rappl

- Video - The 1979-80 Bayreuth Ring Cycle by Chéreau and Boulez

  Goethe Institut

29 September

11am: Video – Jean-Pierre Ponnelle’s production of Tristan und Isolde

 

Goethe Institut

13 October

1.30pm: Recording of Tristan und Isolde

  Goethe Institut

Saturday
2 November

9.30am – 4pm: Elecktra Seminar

Speakers:

- ‘Richard Strauss – the man and his music’ by Richard Toop (Conservatorium)

- ‘Aspects of Greek Drama’ by Professor Michael Ewans (University of Newcastle)

- ‘On performing Elektra’ by Richard Armstrong (conductor, Welsh National Opera)

 

Film of the 1982 opera with Leonie Rysanek.

  Goethe Institut

Saturday

23 November
Group booking for Elektra   SOH
7 December Group tour to Lohengrin  

Victorian State Opera,
Melbourne

Sunday

15 December

3.30 –  7pm: Christmas Cocktail Party including a short film

  Goethe Institut