Society events held in 2004


15 February 1pm: A “Post-mortem" on Opera Australia's production of Der fliegende Holländer - a chance to have your say    Goethe Institut
21 March 1pm: A talk on 'Berlioz and Wagner' by Robert Gay    Goethe Institut
18 April 1pm: A talk by Special Guest
Margaret Whitlam about things Wagnerian in her life and a showing of the act of an opera that has special meaning for her. 
  Goethe Institut
23 May


- Annual General Meeting

- Recital by the four Sydney Conservatorium opera students who we have sponsored in German language courses at the Goethe Institut this year -
Erin O’Connor, Emily Garth,
Rebecca Hilder
and Jessica Pratt, accompanied by
Sharolyn Kimmorley.

- Then the Master's Birthday Party. 

  Goethe Institut
18 July

1pm: A survey of Ring Cycle production styles by Dr Antony Ernst 

  Goethe Institut
19 September

1pm: Preparation for the Ring – Part 1 - Jim Leigh - film of the Making of the [Solti] Ring Cycle and the best way to prepare yourself for the artistic marathon 

  Goethe Institut
17 October

1pm: Preparation for the Ring – Part 2 – Roger Cruickshank,
Dr Dennis Mather,
Dr Terence Watson
- aspects of the Ring, including the music
(by Dennis Mather) and further approaches to and insights into the Ring cycle 


Goethe Institut

14 November

1pm: End of year function:

- DVD of “Sing faster! The Stagehand’s Ring” (a backstage view of the San Francisco Opera production)

- Members’ Wagner Marketplace  

  Goethe Institut