WAGNER SOCIETY EVENTS IN 2021

 

THURSDAY
28 January
 


8.00pm [AEST]: British dramatic soprano
Susan Bullock CBE in conversation, from London, with Dr Robert Mitchell  

Report by ZOOM
THURSDAY
11 February
 

8.00pm [AEST]: American dramatic soprano
Lise Lindstrom in conversation, from London, with Dr Robert Mitchell 

Report by ZOOM
Sunday
7 March
no DVD beforehand

2.00pm [AEST]: 'Wagner at 40' Concert with soprano Laura Scandizzo, violinist
Cedar-Rose Newman and pianist
Bradley Gilchrist 

Program

Report

Concert
video pt 1

Concert
video pt 2

Mosman Art Gallery
Sunday
21 March
 
4.00pm [AEST]: Regular WS presenter 
Professor Heath Lees talks to us from New Zealand about Wagnerism after Alex Ross

 
Report by ZOOM
Sunday
18 April

12.30pm: DVD - 
Ludwig II castles in Bavaria  

2.00pm [AEST]: Professor Thea Brejzek, UTS, on revolutionary Swiss stage designer Adolphe Appia and the Emergence of Scenography

Report

Slides

Hellerau  Festival
video

Goethe
Institut,
Woollahra
Sunday
 23 May
no DVD beforehand

 


2.00pm [AEST]: Wagner-Liszt piano recital by Tamara-Anna Cislowska - Special event to celebrate 40 years since Wagner lovers met in Bayreuth on 26 October 1980 and agreed to start a Wagner Society in Australia

3.00pm: Wagner's birthday drinks and celebration of the Society's 40th anniversary

(Originally planned for August 2020 but rescheduled because of Covid-19 lockdowns)

Program

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Video of  Richard King's talk

St Columba Community 
Centre,
Woollahra
      

Sunday
6 June
 

11.00am [AEST]: Alex Ross in conversation with Dr David Larkin about his recent book Wagnerism: Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music

Report

Video of conversation

by ZOOM

Sunday
11 July
 

1.00pm [AEST]: AGM (members only)

  by ZOOM 
Sunday 
8 August
 
2.00pm [AEST]: Stephen Mould on his book Curating Opera - reinventing the past through museums of opera and art
 
Report

by ZOOM

Sunday
12 September 

 

 

2.00pm [AEST]: Soprano
Anna-Louise Cole, who 
was due to sing Brünnhilde in the now postponed Brisbane Ring Third Cycle, in conversation with Dr Robert Mitchell

Report

Video of conversation

by ZOOM

Sunday
10 October

 


2.00pm [AEDT]: Dr Rachel Orzech, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne, on France’s Wagner: 1840s to WWI

  by ZOOM
Sunday
28 November
no DVD beforehand
2.00pm [AEDT]: Concert and Christmas Party
 
  St Columba Community 
Centre

Our program for much of the year has been affected by the Covid-19 assembly restrictions and lockdown. 

UPDATED 13 SEPTEMBER 2021