Wagner Society events held in 2007


18 February 1pm: Tony Palmer's Wagner film, part 8 of 10

2pm: Terence Watson gave presentations on the 2006 Ring Cycle productions lin Toronto and Costa Mesa, and then led a discussion with other members who had attended these performances, with Marie Leech, Leona Geeves, and Colleen & Michael Chesterman.

Terence also gave a talk entitled The case of Siegfried, which looked at the journey Wagner created for Siegfried both within the stories of Siegfried and Gotterdammerung, and within their music.

  Goethe Institut
18 March 1pm: Tony Palmer's Wagner film, part 9 of 10
2pm: Robert Gay - the influences of French Grand Opera found in Wagner’s works after Rienzi.
  Goethe Institut
15 April 1pm: Tony Palmer's Wagner film, part 10 of 10
2pm: Australian composer and pianist Nigel Butterley's second Faust talk, Faust and the Feminine 
  Goethe Institut
20 May  

2pm: Annual General Meeting

2.30pm: Recital by students from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music who have received German Language Scholarships from our Society: Catherine Bouchier,
Helen Sherman
Andrew Finden
accompanied by Sharolyn Kimmorley

3pm: Birthday celebration for Richard Wagner 

  Goethe Institut
15 July  
2pm: Roger Cruickshank - Wolfram, the glue that binds the two legends which are Wagner's sources for his story of Tannhäuser
  Goethe Institut
2  September  

2pm: Professor Heath Lees - talk on Wagner and Mallarmé, in conjunction with the launch of his new book Mallarmé and Wagner: Music and Poetic Language.

  Goethe Institut
21 October   2pm: Bayreuth attendees return like the pilgrims from Rome, to tell us of the second year of the Ring and the new production of Meistersinger by Katharina Wagner . 

The group included Monica and Aliro Olave, June Donsworth, Julie and Terry Clark, and Dennis Mather, who also showed photographs of the productions.

  Goethe Institut
11 November  

2pm: Dr Antony ErnstTristan und Isolde 

His talk was subtitled Wagner, the Appian Way, and the General Theory of Relativity. The Appian Way is this case refers to the ground- breaking work of Swiss stage designer and theorist Adolphe Appia (1862-1928), and not to the Via Appia, the Roman road linking Rome with Brindisi.

  Goethe Institut
9 December

DVD: documentary on the life of Birgit Nilsson

2pm: End of Year Function    Goethe Institut