Wagner Society events held in 2002


17 February 1pm: Dr Antony Ernst on Die Feen and Das Liebesverbot    Goethe Institut
17 March 1pm: Parsifal Easter    Goethe Institut
21 April 1pm: Professor Nicholas Routley on Hagen the Lawyer    Goethe Institut
26 May

1pm: Annual luncheon celebrating Richard Wagner's birthday

Dr John Casey gave a talk on the Berlin Kupfer/Barenboim Wagner Festival 


Women’s Club

21 July


Recital: Francis Greep and friends, Stuart Skelton, Lisa Harper-Brown and Michael Black 

With Francis Greep introducing the items as well as accompanying the singers, Lisa Harper Brown sang Song to the Moon from Rusalka by Dvojak and Einsam in trüben tagen (Elsa’s prayer) from Lohengrin.

Stuart Skelton sang Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond from Die Walküre and Allmächt’ger Vater, blick herab! from Rienzi.

Ms Brown and Mr Skelton then joined Mr Greep to present Das süsse Lied verhallt (Scene 2, Act 3) from Lohengrin.

As a change of pace and to show how other composers reacted to Wagner’s powerful influence, Mr Greep was joined by Michael Black to perform Souvenirs de Bayreuth Fantasie en forme de Quadrille (on themes from various Wagner operas) by Fauré and Messager. 

- Annual General Meeting

  Paddington Uniting Church
15  September

1pm: Götterdämmerung - final instalment of the Kupfer/Barenboim production from Bayreuth 

  Goethe Institut
20 October 1pm: Dr Antony Ernst on Rienzi    Goethe Institut
17 November 1pm: A conversation with Elke Neidhardt about
the Adelaide Ring - in which she answered questions about her 2004 production of the Ring in Adelaide, and gave us an insight into the process of directing an opera.
  Goethe Institut
8 December

1pm: End-of-year party

- Elizabeth Long: A piano recital and reminiscences 
- honoured six members as “Friends of the Wagner Society in NSW”. They are Sue Kelly (member number 4), Janet Wayland (10), Clare Hennessy (19), Margaret Hennessy (19A), Barbara Brady (380) and Shirley Robertson (416).

  Goethe Institut