Welcome to the Wagner Society in NSW

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Our members are lovers of the music and operas of Richard Wagner, and also support the training of young Wagnerian or potential Wagnerian performers from NSW. 

Society events are held most months at 2.00pm usually on a Sunday and normally at the Goethe Institut, 90 Ocean Street, Woollahra. These include presentations by Wagner singers, conductors and directors of Wagner operas; concerts by Wagner singers and artists supported by the Society; seminars on topics relating to Wagner's music and current productions of Wagner operas; celebration of Wagner's birthday; and a Christmas concert and party. In addition, DVDs of Wagner operas or related areas are often shown before the meeting (but not before recitals or concerts).

Members of the public are most welcome to our events.

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Our President is Esteban Insausti 
Our Patron is Simone Young AM

Why not become a member? Apart from joining a group of fellow Wagnerians, there are lots of benefits. As a member, you can:

  • attend a variety of events each year, including talks, seminars, concerts and films, with outstanding presenters and exciting performers, and with afternoon tea following each event
  • attend a champagne celebration of Wagner’s birthday and a Christmas Party
  • meet and get to know like-minded Wagnerians
  • enjoy the fellowship of our extended network of music/theatre lovers when attending performances in Australia and overseas
  • receive four issues of the Wagner Quarterly per year as well as regular e-news and emails
  • access the Society’s website with its list of events, photo gallery, views and reviews about Australian and international Wagner productions, all previous Quarterlies, all previous events, and much more
  • have the opportunity to access tickets for the annual Bayreuth Festival
  • know that you are helping to support young Wagnerian or potential Wagnerian performers from NSW as well as productions of Wagner in Australia.

Subscription rates and how to pay them plus the online New members application form are all available here.

If you have any enquiries about membership, please email your question to webmaster@wagner.org.au