Society events held in 2003


23 February 1pm: A talk by Professor Michael Ewans
entitled Wagner in Perspective - 120 Years after the Master’s Death 
  Goethe Institut
16 March 1pm: DVD of Die Meistersinger von Nϋrnberg - Deutsche Oper Berlin, conducted by Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos with Götz Friedrich - producer, Gosta Winbergh - Walter, Eva Johansson - Eva, Victor von Halem - Veit Pogner, Wolfgang Brendel - Hans Sachs; English subtitles    Goethe Institut
13 April

1pm: Dr Antony Ernst on Parsifal

  Goethe Institut

Friday 23 May

6pm: Wagner's Birthday Dinner – held on the day of Wagner’s birth

Guest speaker: Bill Gillespie 

  The Women’s Club 
Saturday 7 June

10am: Meistersinger Seminar - Speakers included Dr Antony Ernst, Dr Sally Kester and Arthur Lawrence

  Domain Theatre,
Art Gallery of NSW
Saturday 5 July 10am - 2pm:
Meistersinger presentation - Professor Heath Lees, President of the Wagner Society of New Zealand
  Metcalfe Auditorium, State Library of NSW 
20 July

1pm: 24th AGM

Video: extracts from the 1982/83 season of the Vienna State Opera conducted by Sir Georg Solti to celebrate his 80th birthday 

  Goethe Institut
Tuesday 19 September Masterclass, conducted by Sir Donald McIntyre, world-renowned Wagnerian bass. Three students from the Conservatorium - David Greco, Caroline Wenborne and Jessica Pratt - and Opera Australia’s Warwick Fyfe worked with Sir Donald on their chosen arias.   Conservatorium of Music 
19 October 1pm: Adelaide Ring 2004 - talks about aspects of the Cycle beginning with Dr Terence Watson - Power in the Ring Part 2   Goethe Institut
16 November 1pm: Wagner Player Piano Recital – Denis Condon   Newtown
7 November


- Documentary on New York’s private Amato Opera Company, a labour of love for Sally and Anthony Amato

- End-of-year party

  Goethe Institut