Society events held in 1997


16 March 1pm: Talk by Antony Ernst: 'The beginning of the Endless Melody - the first sixty years of performance of Tristan und Isolde'   Goethe Institut

22 March to

12 April

Der fliegende Holländer, Opera Australia's Melbourne season


Melbourne State Opera

25 May 

12pm for 12.30pm: Richard Wagner's Birthday Luncheon

Guest speaker: Moffatt Oxenbould (Artistic Director, OA)


Ritz Carlton Hotel

20 July



- 'Knappertsbusch, Hotter and Sachs - the three Hanses' - talk by David Nunn

  Goethe Institut

21 September

1pm: 'Wagner the Songwriter' - talk by Arthur Carter illustrated by recordings


Goethe Institut

19 October

1pm: 'Wagner Singers Old and New' - talk by Barbara McNulty illustrated by recordings


Goethe Institut

16 November

1pm: Video - Lohengrin, performed by the Chor and Orchester den Bayreuther Festspiel conducted by Peter Schneider and directed by Werner Herzog, 1991, with Paul Frey, Cheryl Studer, Gabriele Schnaut, Ekkehard Wlaschiha and Manfred Schenk


Goethe Institut

22 November

Tannhäuser seminar co-hosted by the AGNSW and the Wagner Society covering opera, history and art


- Antony Ernst

- Robin Gibson

- Garry Darby

- Elke Neidhardt

  Art Gallery of NSW
14 December


- The Life of Wagner, a 1913 black & white film

- Christmas Party

  Goethe Institut