Wagner Society events held in 2005


20 February   2pm: Post-Adelaide Ring Cycle discussion   Goethe Institut
20 March  

- talk by Jane Mathews AO which had been given in Adelaide during the Neidhardt Ring on Women in the Ring

- recital by Jessica Pratt accompanied by Sharolyn Kimmorley

- Antony Ernst, who had been in Rome with her​​, interviewed Jessica Pratt 

  Goethe Institut
17 April   2pm: Palm Sunday - Alan Whelan on Symbols in Parsifal    Goethe Institut
22 May   25th birthday



- Recital by Kerry Nicholson & Amy Radford, students from the Conservatorium of Music who were recipients of our German Language Scholarships, accompanied by Sharolyn Kimmorley

- Sharolyn Kimmorley also played a rarely-performed piece of piano music by Wagner which Asher Fisch had played in Adelaide during the Neidhardt Ring.

- This event coincided with the 25th anniversary of the Society and the 100th Newsletter - June 2005 issue, to celebrate 25 years since Wagner lovers met in Bayreuth on 26 October 1980 and agreed to start a Wagner Society in Australia.

- Birthday party












100th Newsletter

Goethe Institut
17 July   2pm: Dr Roger Hillman, German and Film Studies, Australian National University - Wagner and film    Goethe Institut
7 August  

2pm: Miriam Gordon-Stewart interviewed acclaimed dramatic soprano Deborah Polaski on her career and recent productions and recordings.  

This was accompanied by two short extracts from DVDs of Ms Polaski's performance as Brünnhilde in the Kupfer Ring produced in Barcelona in 2004 and conducted by Bertrand de Billy.

  Goethe Institut
18 September  

2pm: Panel-led discussion of Bayreuth 2005 performances

  Goethe Institut
16 October  

2pm: Composer Nigel Butterley [Australian composer and pianist] - Liszt and Wagner  


Goethe Institut

20 November   2pm: Alan WhelanPerception and Reception of Wagner in the Nazi period   Goethe Institut
11 December   2pm: End of year function    Goethe Institut