Wagner Society events held in 2012


5 February 12 noon: DVD - Part 1 of Wagner’s early Romantic opera, Der fliegende Hollander
Hartmut Handchen conducts the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra. Juha Uusitalo sings the title role.
2pm: The Souffleuse and the Singer: the working relationship between the singer and the prompt by Sharolyn Kimmorley and Robert Mitchell   Goethe Institut
25 March 12.30pm: DVD - Part 2 of Der fliegende Hollander 2pm: The Melbourne Ring: Maureen Wheeler, Principal Donor, and Richard Mills, Conductor, discuss their shared involvement in the 2013 ‘Ring’ Cycle in Melbourne.   Goethe Institut
28 March  

Emeritus Professor Heath LeesThe Women in Wagner’s Life and Art

  Goethe Institut
22 April 12.30pm: DVD - Max Lorenz: Wagner’s Mastersinger - Hitler’s Siegfried 2pm: Emotional Noise: the relationship between sound, music, visual image and emotions (Wagner’s sound world) by Catherine Gleeson and
Andrew Belletti (Australian Film, Television and Radio School)
  Goethe Institut
20 May 12.30pm: DVD - The Golden Ring: the making of Solti’s ‘Ring’


- Annual General Meeting

- Wagner’s Birthday Celebration

- Lisa Harper-Brown, Young Dramatic Soprano, with Stephen Mould - Piano. A Program of Richard Wagner’s works:
Elsa’s Dream (Lohengrin)
Wesendonck Lieder
Der Männer Sippe (Die Walküre)

Program Goethe Institut
17 June  


- Sins of the Father: a story about Liszt and Wagner, with musical illustrations (by Jessica Duchen) presented by 
Damien Beaumont (ABC Classic FM)

- In Conversation with Deborah Humble: Erda & Waltraute in the Melbourne Ring

  Goethe Institut
8 July 12.30pm: DVD - Act 1 of The Royal Danish Opera’s production of Tannhäuser, with Stig Andersen in the title role. 2pm: Off the record and between the linesPeter Bassett talks about his new book, 1813 Wagner and Verdi: A celebration.   Goethe Institut
12 August 12.30pm: DVD - Act 2 of The Royal Danish Opera’s production of Tannhäuser

2pm: A meet and greet with our new Patron Simone Young. 160 members and non-members attended the session, an unprecedented number.

Part 1: an interview between Francis Merson, Editor of Limelight Magazine, & Maestro Young.

Part 2: Simone took questions from the floor.

  Goethe Institut
16 September 12.30pm: DVD - Act 3 of The Royal Danish Opera’s production of Tannhäuser


- In Conversation with John Pickering: Life in Germany, and Lübeck

- Members’ Feedback: Bayreuth 2012

  Goethe Institut
21 October   1pm: In Conversation with John Wegner   Goethe Institut
11 November  

2pm: End of Year Special Event - Concert with Warwick Fyfe and Lisa Harper-Brown with accompanist Louise Scott (who replaced the advertised accompanist Stephen Mould) - catered event.

Program Mosman Art Gallery