WAGNER SOCIETY EVENTS IN 2024

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COMING SOCIETY EVENTS IN 2024

updated 19 May

Sunday 
16 June

12.00pm: Special Bloomsday live zoom at the Goethe Institut - American music critic & author Alex Ross talks from Los Angeles about Joyce and Wagner.

1.15pm: AGM [only financial members may vote]

2.00pm: DVD - Christian Thielemann My Richard Strauss         

Please click here to register. Goethe Institut *
Wednesday 26 June 12.00pm: Talk via zoom by Chairman, Wagner Society of Southern California, Dr John Mastrogiovanni on Parsifal: The Will and Redemption   Zoom
Sunday 
14 July
12.00pm:  DVD - Richard Strauss Gala from Dresden 

2.00pm: An afternoon with baritone Simon Meadows 

  Goethe Institut *
Sunday
28 July
12.00pm: DVD - The Ring without words Lorin Maazel   2.00pm: Talk by production & set designer Michael Scott-Mitchell and lighting designer Nick Schlieper about the Adelaide Ring   Goethe Institut *
Sunday
18 August
12.00pm: DVD - Lotte Lehmann Masterclass 2.00pm: Talk by Dr Anthony Ernst, Director of the Royal Danish Orchestra, on Die Walküre   Goethe Institut *
Sunday    29 September 12.30pm: DVD - Richard Strauss and his Heroines                                              2.00pm: Talk by WSSA President Geoffrey Seidel on Lola Montez   Goethe Institut *
Sunday    20 October 12.30pm: DVD - Ring highlights from Valencia – Zubin Mehta                 2.00pm: Talk by Robert Gay, teacher of music history courses and leader of international musical and cultural tours, on Cosima Wagner   Goethe Institut *
Sunday 
10 November

10.30am: WSNSW Symposium on Die Walküre

  Goethe Institut *
Saturday 
16 November
TBC
 4.00pm: WSNSW reception for other Wagner Societies   TBC
Sunday 
1 December
no DVD 2.00pm: Christmas concert and party   Goethe Institut *
PAST EVENTS IN 2024
Sunday
11 February
12.50pm: DVD
SOH Opening Concert

 


2.00pm: A discussion of the Brisbane Ring, led by Helden bass-baritone Warwick Fyfe

 

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Goethe Institut *
Wednesday
21 February
8.00pm: German soprano Alexandra Steiner in conversation from Germany with Ross Whitelaw

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via Zoom from Berlin
Sunday 
10 March
12.30pm: DVD -
Erich Leinsdorf in rehearsal & performance
2.00pm: A talk by Heldentenor Simon O’Neill covering his life with Wagner

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Goethe Institut *
Wednesday
20 March
7.00pm: A talk on Wagner in Britain by broadcaster Christopher Cook interviewed by Ross Whitelaw

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via Zoom from England

Sunday  
21 April

POSTPONED

12.30pm: DVD - Weber’s Euryanthe (3 Acts) + discussion of production

POSTPONED

  Goethe Institut *
Sunday 
19 May
2.00pm: Concert with soprano Valda Wilson, bass baritone Eugene Raggio and pianists Katherine Day & Thomas Johnson 
followed by Wagner’s birthday celebration

Program + Insert

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Goethe Institut *

 

*Venues:

Goethe Institut
Event Hall (upstairs)
90 Ocean Street (cnr Jersey Road)
Woollahra NSW

St Columba Community Centre
53A Ocean Street (cnr Forth Street)
Woollahra NSW

 

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 Wagnerian productions in Australia and emerging Wagnerian performers from NSW.

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

  • attending a variety of events each year at a reduced rate, including talks, seminars, concerts and films, with outstanding presenters and exciting performers, and with afternoon tea following each event - events are held most months usually on a Sunday starting at 2.00pm and normally at the Goethe Institut, 90 Ocean Street, Woollahra, Sydney. In addition, DVDs of Wagner operas or related areas are often shown before talks (but not before recitals or concerts). Click here for the current program.

  • attending a champagne celebration of Wagner’s birthday and a Christmas Party;

  • meeting and getting to know like-minded Wagnerians;

  • enjoying the fellowship of our extended network of music/theatre lovers when attending performances in Australia and overseas;

  • receiving four issues of the Wagner Quarterly per year as well as regular e-news and emails;

  • accessing the Society’s website with its list of events, photo gallery, views and reviews about Australian and international Wagner productions, all previous events, and much more, as well as the For Members Only section which includes all previous Quarterlies;

  • having the opportunity to access tickets for the annual Bayreuth Festival; and

  • knowing that you are helping to support emerging 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 contact@wagner.org.au

 

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