Society events held in 1987

 

Sunday
5 March
1 - 5pm: CDs - Alpine Symphony and Salome by Richard Strauss   Goethe Institut 
Friday
17 April

1 - 5pm: CD - Parsifal

  Goethe Institut 
Friday
15 May
6.30pm: AGM  

The Print Room,
141 Dowling Street, Woolloomooloo

Friday
22 May

7.30 for 8pm: Annual ‘Wagner’s Birthday’ Dinner

Guest of Honour: dramatic soprano Sandra Hahn who sang Dich teure Halle, Liebestod and Einsam in trübenTagen by Wagner and Ritorna Vincitor from Aida

  Menzies Hotel
Sunday
21 June

1 - 5pm: CD - Tristan und Isolde, with Peter Hofman, Hildegard Behrens and Hans Sotin, conducted by Leonard Bernstein

  Goethe Institut
Sunday
5 July

3pm: Reception for Michael Hampe, Director, Cologne Opera

  Goethe Institut
Saturday 
19 July

1pm: CD - The Gurrelieder by Arnold Schoenberg

Speaker: John Wregg, resident producer with AO, who gave his impressions of productions in Europe

  Goethe Institut
Sunday 
9 August

Seminar on Lohengrin:

- 'Cuts and Omissions in Performances' by Dr Leonard Hansen

- 'A Musical analysis of Lohengrin' by Professor Dennis Hennig

- 'Myths of the Holy Grail and the Swan Knight' by Professor Andrew Riemer

- Panel discussion on the Lohengrin production comprising the speakers, Stuart Challender and Elizabeth Connell

- Swan's farewell sung by Virginia Lamb

 

Reception for Elizabeth Connell

  Goethe Institut

Friday

4 September
Performance of Lohengrin   Opera Theatre,
SOH
Sunday
20 September

1 - 5pm: CD - Der Freischütz by Weber, singers including Rene Kollo, Hildegard Behrens, Helen Donath and Kurt Moll

  Goethe Institut
Sunday
26 September

Performance of Lohengrin

 

Supper hosted by the Society. Invited guests included Conductor, Principals and Production Staff, General Manager and Musical Director of AO

 

SOH,

Northern Foyer

Sunday

18 October

1pm: CD - shorter Wagner works including Wesendonck Lieder and Siegfried Idyll

  Goethe Institut

Sunday

1 November

3 - 5.30pm: Recital on piano and flute by Muriel Cohen and Rosamund Plummer, in the home of His Honour Judge Frank McGrath and Dr Amy McGrath:

- two Bach sonatas for flute and piano

- Debussy's En Bateau arranged for flute

- the premiere performance of a piece by Dulcie Holland, based on an earlier study for piano

- Liszt transcriptions of works by Wagner - Lohengrin's reproach to Elsa, Das Liebesverbot, Elsa's Dream and the gradual approach of the Pilgrims.

  Point Piper

Friday

13 November
Theatre party to The Flying Dutchman   Melbourne

Sunday

15 November

1 - 5pm: CD - Die Feen (1983 recording at Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich, with Kurt Moll and Linda Esther, and conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch)

  Goethe Institut

Sunday

13 December
2.30 - 6pm: Christmas Party   Goethe Institut