Society events held in 2000


20 February

1pm: Recital of eight songs, all written in 1840, by Andrew Young, tenor, and Paul Virag, accompanist:
- three songs from Robert Schumann's song cycle Myrthen (Opus 25), No. 1 "Widmung", No. 7 "Die Lotosblume", and No. 24 "Du bist wie eine Blume";
- the two versions of "the two grenadiers" by Schumann and Wagner, both composed in 1840;
- three songs from Nuits d'Été by Berlioz, Opus 7, No. 1 "Villanelle", No. 3 "Sur les Lagunes", and No. 4 "Absence";
- "Abendlich strahlt der Sonne
Auge" from Das Rheingold.

  Goethe Institut
19 March 1pm: Special event - Concert of music by Richard and his son Siegfried Wagner performed by the Sydney Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra and singers from the Vocal Studies and Opera Unit from the Conservatorium, conducted by Maestro Carlo Felice Cillario   ABC's Eugene Goosens Hall, Ultimo
16 April

1pm: Video - Parsifal (Syberberg)

  Goethe Institut
21 May

Richard Wagner Birthday Luncheon
Guest speaker: Tim Calnin, Artistic Administrator, SSO

Flyer Women's Club
18 June 1pm: Talk by Paul Curran, Director, Midsummer Night's Dream, OA, on Wagner in Russia and his own career in opera   Goethe Institut
8 July 10am - 4pm: Götterdämmerung Seminar jointly with Art Gallery Society    Art Gallery of NSW
23 July


- AGM                                               

- Video - Solti conducts Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Wagner Overtures and Preludes & Berlioz Romeo et Juliette  orchestral music

  Goethe Institut
5 & 8 September 5pm: Götterdämmerung, SSO performances   Goethe Institut
17 September 1pm: Panel on Götterdämmerung with excerpts from video documentaries on Wagner: Hitler's religion and The Wagner Dynasty by Petrus Van der Let and The Great Composers: Wagner    Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
15 October

20th anniversary

1pm: Wagner Society 20th Anniversary function - with guest of honour Horst Hoffmann, Australia's renowned Heldentenor and Society Life Member. He was joined in recital by soprano Adele Johnston and accompanist Fiona McCabe.

The anniversary will celebrate 20 years since Wagner lovers met in Bayreuth on 26 October 1980 and agreed to start a Wagner Society in Australia










Goethe Institut

19 November

1pm: Video - Tristan und Isolde (Bayreuth, Barenboim conducting, Ponelle staging, Kollo, Meier, Schwarz, Salinen & Becht)

  Goethe Institut
10 December


- Christmas party.                 

Walking with Wagner, Barry Walters' presentation on visiting Wagner's residences and video of Wagner's favourite walk around Triebschen

  Goethe Institut