Wagner Society events held in 2009


15 February 12.45pm: DVD - Documentary on Katharina Wagner, mostly about her 2007 Bayreuth Meistersinger production  2pm: Wagner and Beethoven by Peter Bassett   Goethe Institut
15 March 12.30pm: DVD - Act 1 of Meistersinger, Katharina Wagner's 2007 Bayreuth production 2pm: Coming to Wagner by Warwick Fyfe   Goethe Institut
Monday     23 March DVD - Act 2 of Meistersinger, Katharina Wagner's 2007 Bayreuth production Special event: Wagner, the Dutchman and the Sea by Professor Heath Lees. An introduction to the performances of Der fliegende Holländer in Adelaide in early November. Afterwards Professor Lees to join interested Society members for a meal at a local restaurant.   Goethe Institut
24 May 11.45am: DVD - Act 3 of Meistersinger, Katharina Wagner's 2007 Bayreuth production


- Annual General Meeting 

- Recital by Alexandra Hutton (soprano) and Adam Player (baritone) accompanied by Sharolyn Kimmorley. This included In Dem Schatten (Wolf) and Ständchen (Schubert) sung by Lexi, and Frühlingsmorgen (Mahler) and Heiterkeit und Fröhlichkeit from Lortzing’s comic opera Der Wildschütz sung by Adam.

- An afternoon tea to celebrate Richard Wagner’s birthday (22 May) 

  Goethe Institut
19 July 12.30pm: DVD - Katharina Wagner's Feuertaufe (Baptism of Fire) - second screening

2pm: Recital by Stephen Whale, one of our student members and a pianist from the Sydney Conservatorium, with two fellow students Tom Johnson (piano) and Jared Lillehagen (baritone). Highlights included Jared Lillehagen singing Wolfram’s aria O du mein holder Abendstern (Ode to the Evening Star) from Tannhäuser, and Tom Johnson playing Liszt’s transcription of Mild und Leise from Tristan und Isolde.

  Goethe Institut
20 September  

2pm: Panel discussion led by members of the Society, who have been to the 2009 Bayreuth opera festival. 

  Goethe Institut
18 October  

2pm: Concert by members of the Sydney University Opera CompanyLouis Garrick and Jack Symonds played an arrangement of the “Pilgrim’s Chorus” from Tannhäuser for piano duet; Emma Moore (soprano) accompanied by Louis Garrick (piano) sang Berg’s Seven Early Songs; and Jack Symonds and Chad Vindin played seven scenes from Parsifal arranged by Humperdinck for piano duet.


Goethe Institut

8 November   2pm: From Malediction to Valediction - curses and dramatic resolution in Wagner by Dr Antony Ernst   Goethe Institut
29 November 1pm: DVD - Simone Young - to Hamburg from Downunder  2pm: Christmas party   Goethe Institut