Wagner 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

This was then followed by a screening of one of Mrs Whitlam’s favourite “chunks”, the love duet from Act 2 of Tristan and Isolde.

  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 [Bayreuth Scholar for 2003].

- The Master's Birthday Party - a catered birthday celebration, taking the place of the annual luncheon

  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 - spoke about different recordings of the Ring and introduced the film made in November 1964 of the recording of the Solti Götterdämmerung in the Sofiensaal, Vienna 

  Goethe Institut
17 October

1pm: Preparation for the Ring – Part 2Roger 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

c 9 November

After some false starts and frustrating delays, we published Dr Antony Ernst’s rewritten Ring lectures entitled The Once and Future Ring – thoughts on the origins and performance of the 'Ring'. The first copies were available a little over a week before the Neidhardt Ring opened.

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