Wagner Society events held in 2014


2 February 12.30pm: DVD - Act 1,
Tristan und Isolde,
Glynebourne 2007 Lehnoff production with Nina Stemme
2pm: The 2013 Melbourne Ring Cycle from the Insidefirst time Melbourne Ring cast and creatives report back - Warwick Fyfe [Alberich], Dominica Matthews [Flosshilde & Schwertleite] & David Corcoran [understudy for Siegmund & Froh]; and welcome back party   Goethe Institut
2 March 12.30pm: DVD - Act 2,
Tristan und Isolde
2pm: Valkyries of the Wagner clan: family disfunction set to music
by Dr David Schwartz
  Goethe Institut
6 April 12.30pm: DVD - Act 3,
Tristan und Isolde

2pm: R1 and R2: The two Richards,
Strauss and Wagner
by Dr David Larkin

  Goethe Institut
4 May  

2pm: Wagner and Beyond Concert with Michael Curtain [pianist],
Catherine Bouchier, David Greco, 
Gigi Daniel, Emilie Lemasson

& Matthew Reardon


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Some performances on YouTube:

-- Tout n'est qu'images fugitives

-- Und ob die Wolke sie verhülle

-- L'Attente

-- Mignonne

-- Dors, mon enfant

-- Exstase

Mosman Art Gallery
25 May  


- Annual General Meeting

- Recital by Matthew Reardon &
Chris Richardson [Lisa Gasteen National Opera School Scholar] accompanied by Bradley Gilchrist.

Chris Richardson:
Handel - Where’ere you Walk from Semele
Mendelssohn - Es ist genug from Elijah
Handel - Sibilar gli angui d’Aletto from Rinaldo
Gerald Finzi - Come Away, Death & Fear No More the Heat of the Sun
Schumann - Widmung 
Schubert - Liebesbotschaft
Fauré - Cygne sur l’eau 
Wagner - O Du mein holder Abendstern from Tannhäuser

Matthew Reardon:
Mozart - Vedrommi intorno from Idomeneo 
Puccini - Ch’ella mi creda from Girl of the Golden West

Schumann - Blaue Augen hat das Mädchen
Puccini - Rodolfo-Marcello duet, O Mimi, tu piu non torni from La Bohème
Bizet - Au Fond du temple saint from Pearlfishers

- Wagner’s Birthday Celebration

  Goethe Institut
15 June 12.30pm: DVD - Act 1 of Parsifal,  Met Opera 2013 with Kaufmann 2pm: Simon O'Neill, Heldentenor from the Southern hemisphere   Goethe Institut
20 July 12.30pm: DVD - Act 2 of Parsifal,  Met Opera 2013 with Kaufmann 2pm: Behind and below the stage by
Mamie Sebire, Wagner tuba, Melbourne Ring Orchestra & Roger Press, Assistant Director, Melbourne Ring Cycle
  Goethe Institut
23 August   10am - 5pm: Beyond the twilight of the gods: Wagner's musical legacy by
Dr Antony Ernst 
Program Willoughby Uniting Church
21 September 12.30pm: DVD - Act 3 of Parsifal,  Met Opera 2013 with Kaufmann 2pm: From the Sublime to the Ridiculous: The Long Strange Ride of Wagner's Valkyries by Dr James Wierzbicki Talk Goethe Institut
11 October 12.30pm: DVD - Wagner Bicentenary Gala Concert from Semperoper Dresden with Jonas Kaufmann, and Staatskapelle Dresden conducted by Christian Thielemann 2pm: In pursuit of choral perfection: insiders' views of the Bayreuther Festspiel Choir by George Gilmour &
Sarah Louise Owens
  Goethe Institut
9 November  


- Recital by Anke Höppner accompanied by David Miller, presenting Wagner-influenced songs by Alexander Zeminsky and Arnold Schönberg, & the Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde.

- Christmas party

Program cover Goethe Institut