Wagner Society events held in 2008


17 February  

2pm: Wagner’s three-month stay in Russia in early 1863 by Alan Whelan 

Alan looked at the influence of the visit on Russian musical performance and on Russian composers of the period and afterwards, & also the influence of Russia on Wagner, illustrating his talk with musical examples.

  Goethe Institut
16 March 1pm: DVD - Act 1 of The Flying Dutchman  2pm: Warwick Fyfe - his study tour in Europe last November as the 2007 Bayreuth Scholar, and his experiences around the role of Wolfram in the 2007 revival of the Elke Neidhardt production of Tannhäuser by Opera Australia.    Goethe Institut
20 April  

2pm: Glenn Winslade - Life in Bayreuth from a singer's viewpoint, where he sang the title role in Tannhäuser in 2002 and 2003.

  Goethe Institut
18 May  



- Recital by voice students from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music: Catherine Bouchier, Regina Daniel, Louise Watts, Jonathan Alley and Adam Player, accompanied by Sharolyn Kimmorley

- Birthday party 

  Paddington Uniting Church 
20 July   2pm: Peter Bassett - talk on that “other” Sachs opera, Albert Lortzing’s comic opera Hans Sachs, and its influences on Wagner’s Die Meistersinger.   Goethe Institut
31 August   2pm: Lisa Harper-Brown and Warwick Fyfe, accompanied by Stephen Mould at the piano - recital of various solo arias, and duets for soprano and baritone    St Stephens Uniting Church, Macquarie Street 
14 September  

2pm: Dr Robert GibsonRelationships between the music of the two Richards, Wagner and Strauss

  Paddington Uniting Church
28 September   2pm: Chris Broderick, the new President of the New Zealand Wagner Society - Wagner and the Visual Arts    Goethe Institut
19 October   2pm: Associate Professor Goetz Richter, Chair of the Strings Unit at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music - Nietzsche and Wagner    Goethe Institut
30 November

- documentary The Life and Times of Max Lorenz - Hitler’s Mastersinger
- documentary on the life of Georg Solti
- the 1957 Bugs Bunny/Merry Melodies cartoon What’s Opera, Doc?
- quiz to name the Wagner leitmotivs


2pm: Christmas Party 

  Goethe Institut