Sunday 26 February 2023: DVD & in conversation with Maestro Anthony Negus & Carmen Jakobi

 

Maestro Anthony Negus and Carmen Jakobi

 

Our next event is: In conversation with Maestro Anthony Negus [Conductor & Musical Director for Melbourne Opera's Ring Cycle] & his wife Carmen Jakobi [chief German language coach for the Ring]

It will be held at 2.00pm on Sunday 26 February at the Goethe Institut, Event Hall (upstairs), 90 Ocean Street (cnr Jersey Road), Woollahra.

The event will be held live at the Goethe Institut, with Maestro Anthony Negus and Carmen Jakobi on video from Melbourne. This will be an illuminating insight into the massive effort that has gone into preparing young musicians for Melbourne Opera's Ring Cycle in Bendigo in 2023. It will be interactive with questions from the floor. 

This will be preceded at 12.00 noon by the DVD - Global Wagner - From Bayreuth to the World - a film by Axel Brüggemann. The film is a revealing feature-length study of life with Wagner’s legacy from one Bayreuth Festival to the next, and we travel the world to meet devoted Wagnerians and those most intimately involved in commenting on and producing his work today.

$25 members / $35 non-members / $10 full-time students, including refreshments/drinks/afternoon tea

Members of the public are most welcome!

 

1: Attendance at the event

  • If you plan to attend, please register BY EMAILING JUNE DONSWORTH at jmdonsworth22@gmail.com 
  • This is important - we need to know how many will be attending for catering. 


2: Payment 

Those who have registered to attend:

  • can either pay at the door, or
  • can pre-pay by using your bank's internet banking facilities to send your payment electronically - listing your name and the event - to Westpac Banking Corporation, Paddington NSW Branch. Account name: The Wagner Society / BSB: 032040 / Account Number: 911323 


3. Keeping you safe

  • face masks are encouraged
  • please don’t attend if you feel unwell / are displaying any of the COVID-19 symptoms as identified by NSW Health / are required to self-isolate or quarantine

 

 

DVD

 

THE YEAR AHEAD

 

IT'S MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL TIME!

We would like to encourage members to renew their membership subscriptions for 2023, DUE BEFORE 31st March 2023

2023 is an exciting year in Australia with two full Ring Cycles and a concert performance of Das Rheingold by the SSO, as well performances of Tannhäuser by OA in Melbourne and excerpts from Die Walküre in Perth (WASO).

Melbourne Opera’s Bendigo Ring under the baton of revered Wagnerian, Anthony Negus, is a traditional production. Each of the three cycles will be performed over two weekends in the outstanding Ulumbarra Theatre in Bendigo, two hours north of Melbourne, between March 24th and April 30th.

Opera Australia’s Brisbane Ring Cycle, also three cycles, from December 1st to December 21st, is directed by visionary Chinese director, Chen Shi-Zheng, telling the legendary tale through a futuristic lens.

Simone Young, Australia’s own accomplished Wagnerian, will begin the Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s Ring Cycle with concert performances of Das Rheingold on November 16th and 18th.

The Wagner Society in NSW will host interviews with many of the production teams for these massive works.

Join us at the Goethe Institute on:

January 29th for: In Conversation with Director, Suzanne Chaundy, and Designer, Andrew Bailey.

February 26th for: In Conversation with Conductor, Maestro Anthony Negus.

These will be conducted via video, as our guests will be rehearsing in Melbourne, but will be interactive with questions from the floor. 

Details and dates for these events are available on the website: https://wagner.org.au/index.php/events/wagner-society-events-2023


Subscriptions for 2023 are the same as for 2022:

Single membership

$75

Single pensioner membership

$45

Shared membership - same mailing address and contact numbers

$110

Shared Pensioner membership - same mailing address and contact numbers

$65

Student membership

$25

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT MEMBERSHIP CANNOT BE RENEWED ONLINE.

The two ways of paying your subscription are:

1. by Electronic Funds Transfer 

Use your bank's internet banking facilities to send your payment electronically to Westpac Banking Corporation, Paddington NSW Branch:

Account Name: The Wagner Society

BSB: 032040

Account Number: 911323

OR

2. by Cheque

Mail a cheque or money order for your annual membership fee to:

The Wagner Society

GPO Box 4574

Sydney NSW 2001     

 

When the subscription is due:

The subscription renewal is due before 31st March 2023. You are welcome to pay for more than one year.

 

Queries, contact Julie Clarke: jmc50wagner@gmail.com

 

WAGNER SOCIETY EVENTS IN 2023

 

Sunday 
29 January

12pm [AEDT]: DVD - Sing Faster, The Stagehands' Ring
 
2pm [AEDT]: Esteban Insausti [President, WSNSW] will be live at the Goethe Institut in conversation with Suzanne Chaundy [Director] & Andrew Bailey [Designer], who will be live on video from Melbourne, about the creative ideas behind the staging of Melbourne Opera's Ring Cycle in Bendigo in 2023

Program

Photos

Goethe Institut

Sunday
26 February
12pm [AEDT]: DVD - Global Wagner - From Bayreuth to the World - A film by Axel Brüggemann 2pm [AEDT]: In conversation with Maestro Anthony Negus [Conductor & Musical Director] & his wife Carmen Jakobi [chief German language coach for the Ring], who will be on video from Melbourne, about preparing the young musicians for Melbourne Opera's Ring Cycle in Bendigo in 2023 Details Goethe Institut
Sunday
12 March
12pm [AEDT]: DVD -  Richard Strauss - At the End of the Rainbow - A Film by Eric Schulz 2pm [AEDT]: Talk by Peter Bassett [Wagner author and dramaturg] on A new look at the Ring   Goethe Institut

April

 

No event because of the Bendigo Ring

 

 
Sunday
21 May
No DVD

Times/details to come:

AGM

Concert

Wagner's birthday celebrations

  St Columba
more to come