Wagner Society events held in 2017


5  February   2pm: Joachim Herz's production of Der fliegende Holländer by Dr Graham Bruce [President of the Queensland Wagner Society] Report Goethe Institut
12 March 12.30pm: DVD - Part 1,
Magic Fire, 1955 bio-pic with extensive use of Wagner’s music, arranged by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
2pm: Russian Wagnerians in the
20th and 21st Centuries
Dr Rosamund Bartlett [British writer, scholar, lecturer, and translator specializing in Russian literature]
Report Goethe Institut
2 April 12.30pm: DVD - Part 2,
Magic Fire

2pm: AGM

2pm: Young Artists Concert
Adam Player [tenor], Laura Scandizzo [soprano], Daniel Macey [baritone] & pianist Jonathan Wilson

Report Goethe Institut
21 May  


- Wagner and the Fairies by Barbara Brady [long-term Wagner Society member & volunteer at 2MBS-FM, now called Fine Music]

Champagne Celebration of Wagner's Birthday

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11 July
  7.00 - 10.00pm: Joint WSNSW / Pacific Opera Masterclass with Stephanie Weiss [mezzo-soprano] and Christina Wright [pianist]  

The Opera Centre,
480 Elizabeth Street,
Surry Hills

30 July  

1pm: Parsifal Seminar by Dr David Larkin [senior lecturer in musicology at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, specialising in nineteenth-century music], with Eleanor Greenwood [soprano, who sang Kundry], Warwick Fyfe [heldenbaritone, who sang Klingsor] & Bradley Gilchrist [pianist], performing an extract from Act 2 of Parsifal.

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13 August   1pm: Lohengrin Seminar by
Dr Antony Ernst [a director, dramaturg, lecturer and arts administrator]

Willoughby Unity Church

3 September   2pm: Behind the Scenes at the 2016 Melbourne Ring by Luke Gabbedy [baritone, Principal Artist with Opera Australia] & Tanja Binggeli [German Language Coach for Opera Australia] Report Goethe Institut
8 October   2pm: Brickbats and Bouquets for Bayreuth 2017 (& 2016) Report Goethe Institut
19 October  

Recital by Samantha Crawford [soprano], with pianist Bradley Gilchrist.

- Wesendonck Lied, Schmerzen
- O Sachs, mein Freund 
from Die Meistersinger
- Einsam in trüben Tagen 
from Lohengrin
- Du bist der Lenz 
from Die Walküre

A short film of the Walkürenritt from the London Tait Memorial Trust 25th Anniversary recital, featuring
Eleanor Greenwood [soprano],
Valda Wilson [soprano], Liane Keegan [dramatic contralto] and Ashlyn Tymms [mezzo soprano]. 

19 November  


- Christmas Concert with 
Laura Scandizzo [soprano], Rebecca Moret [screenwriter, stage director, and soprano] who replaced Phoebe Humphreys, winner of the Wagner Society prize in the Eisteddfod, who had to withdraw on account of flu, and Sitiveni Talei [bass], with accompanist  Francis Greep

- Party




St Columba  Community   Centre,   Woollahra