Society events held in 1987


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

1 - 5pm: CD - Parsifal

  Goethe Institut 
15 May
6.30pm: Annual General Meeting  

The Print Room,
141 Dowling Street, Woolloomooloo

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
21 June

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

  Goethe Institut
5 July

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

  Goethe Institut
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
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


4 September
Performance of Lohengrin   Opera Theatre,
20 September

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

  Goethe Institut
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



Northern Foyer


18 October

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

  Goethe Institut


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


13 November
Theatre party to The Flying Dutchman   Melbourne


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


13 December
2.30 - 6pm: Christmas Party   Goethe Institut