Society events held in 1986


2 April

7.30pm: 'Myths and Legends of the Germanic Peoples at the time of Richard Wagner and their influence on the English Poets' - a talk by David Wansbrough, Fellow of International International Academy of Poets

  Goethe Institut
4 May
9.15pm: The controversial Chéreau version of the Ring, conducted by Pierre Boulez and recorded at the Festspielhaus, Bayreuth, to be screened Act by Act over 10 successive nights   ABC television and simulcast with
14 May
6.30-7.45pm: Annual General Meeting   The Print Room,
141 Dowling Street, Woolloomooloo
23 May

7.30pm for 8.00pm: Annual 'Wagner's Birthday Dinner'

Guest of Honour: tenor Ronald Dowd who sang Tannhäuser's narration, accompanied by Werner Baer MBE, and later talked about the early days of opera in Australia and his exploits during his long career

Menu & signatures Madison Room, Southern Cross Hotel
29 June
2.30pm for 3pm: Recital by tenor David Parker and his wife, associate artist Marie Van Hove, both from Canberra School of Music, with a program of Wagner, Liszt and Strauss including the Lohengrin Narration and the Prize Song for Meistersinger by Wagner, and the Liszt sonnets.   Forestville
31 August
1-5pm: 'Wagner on CD' - The Flying Dutchman   Goethe Institut
27 September
8pm: Australian Ensemble concert in observance of the  100th anniversary of Liszt's death, including his late elegy for Wagner 'At Wagner's grave' and the 'Siegfried Idyll' in the original chamber scoring.     Clancy Auditorium, UNSW
28 September

1-5pm: 'Wagner on CD' - Tannhäuser

Special guest: Rita Hunter who signed copies of her newly released autobiography

  Goethe Institut
18 October
8pm: 'Wagner and his friends' at the home of Denis Condon - an evening of music by Wagner and some of the many composers influenced by Wagner, with piano rolls created by composers and musicians long dead.   Goethe Institut
26 October
1-5pm: 'Wagner on CD' - Die Meistersinger   Goethe Institut
14 December
2.30-6pm: Christmas Party, with the screening of three short celebratory films including 'One hundred years of Bayreuth' which was one of the first events staged by the Society.   Goethe Institut