Society events held in 1988

 

Friday
 26 February
7.30pm: Salome   Opera Theatre,
SOH
Sunday
20 March
1pm: Video – Parzifal   Goethe Institut
Sunday
17 April

2.30pm: Wagner Lieder – a talk by Dorothy McCormack

  Goethe Institut
Friday
13 May

7.30pm for 8pm: Annual ‘Wagner’s Birthday’ Dinner, with guests Reinhard Heinrich (costume designer) and opera singer John Wegner (who had been supported by the Society)

Menu & sketch by Reinhard Heinrich Menzies Hotel
Sunday
22 May

1pm:

- AGM

- Video - Das Rheingold

  Goethe Institut
Sunday
17 July

1pm: Video – Siegfried

  Goethe Institut
Sunday 
21 August

9.30am: Seminar on Die Meistersinger

Speakers:

- 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.

 

A champagne reception

 

  Goethe Institut
Saturday
1 October
5.30pm: Theatre party for Die Meistersinger   Opera Theatre,
SOH
Friday
14 October

5.30pm: Second Theatre party for Die Meistersinger

 

Supper

 

Opera Theatre,
SOH

Northern Foyer

Sunday
20 November

1pm: Video - Götterdämmerung

  Goethe Institut
Sunday
11 December 

2.30pm: Christmas party


Guest: John Wegner, talking about his time in Europe as winner of the 1987 Bayreuth Scholarship

  Goethe Institut