more Bayreuth memories

From Leona Geeves, Member no. 87

1990s

L-R: Willi and Hanna Spiller, Barbara McNulty, Leona Geeves, Pamela Thomas (Canberra member), Patricia Baillie, Graham Thomas (Canberra member) & Japanese fan, c1993
c1993: L-R Willi and Hanna Spiller [671], Barbara McNulty [601], Leona Geeves [87], Pamela Thomas [957- Canberra member], Patricia Baillie [108], Graham Thomas [957 - Canberra member] & Japanese fan.

 

L-R: Leona, Garry Richards, Margaret Budge, Hilda Perini, Bill and Edna Watson 1994
1994: L-R Leona [87], Garry Richards [366], Margaret Budge [275], Hilda Perini [member] & Bill and Edna Watson [members].

 

L-R: Garry Richards, Margaret Budge, Hilda Perini, Bill and Edna Watson 1994
1994: L-R Garry Richards [366], Margaret Budge [275], Hilda Perini [member] & Bill and Edna Watson [members].

 

Bayreuth Festival
1994: L-R Hilda Perini [member], Phil ?, Rosemary Cater-Smith [638], Alec Cater 638] & Margaret Budge [275].

 

Bayreuth Festival
1994: L-R Margaret Budge [275], Hilda Perini [member] & Edna and Bill Watson [members].

 

In the queue
1995: Leona [87] in the queue for Wolfgang Wagner to sign copies of his book Acts: The Autobiography of Wolfgang Wagner in front of the Festspielhaus.

 

Signing
1995: Wolfgang Wagner signing a copy of his book.

 

Bayreuth Festival
1995: Wolfgang Wagner signing Leona's program.

 

Bayreuth
1990s: Leona [87] with Marian Purvis [874] & Dennis Mather [696].

 

Wonderful dinner at Der Eule, Bayreuth. I was translating the menu for Helena and Bob Carr, and Sandra and Tony Wheeler
1990s: Wonderful dinner at Der Eule, Bayreuth. Leona [87] was translating the menu for Helena and Bob Carr [1031], & Sandra and Tony Wheeler [members].

 

Bayreuth
1990s: L-R Justice Jane Mathews AO [622], Joan Griffin [540], Leona [87] & Dr Terence Watson [657].

 

Bayreuth Festival
1990s: The Festspielhaus.

 

Bayreuth Festival
1990s: L-R: Leona [87], Margaret Budge [275], Hilda Perini [member] & Edna Watson [member].

 

Bayreuth Festival
1990s: L-R Barbara McNulty OAM [690], Hilda Perini [member] & Margaret Budge [275].

 

2000s

21 August 2000: Menu from the Gala Dinner, presented by Sherwin Sloan and the Wagner Society of Southern California, in honour of Wolfgang Wagner.
21 August 2000: Menu from the Gala Dinner, presented by Sherwin Sloan and the Wagner Society of Southern California, in honour of Wolfgang Wagner.
21 August 2000: Menu from the Gala Dinner, presented by Sherwin Sloan and the Wagner Society of Southern California, in honour of Wolfgang Wagner.

These annual dinners were held in the Festspielhaus Restaurant starting immediately after the performance of 'Das Rheingold' in the last cycle of Ring performances, and were well-attended by English-speaking visitors to the Festival, and by singers and other artists taking part in the productions. Dr Sloan was perhaps better known as the person who in retirement was a passionate follower of Ring Cycles, allegedly attending performances from some 90 different productions.

 

Bayreuth dinner
21 August 2000 Gala Dinner: Leona [87] with two guests.

 

Bayreuth dinner
21 August 2000 Gala Dinner: Leona with chorus master, Herr Norbert Balatsch and his then wife Frau Balatsch.

 

21 August 2000 Gala Dinner: L-R, Leona with Gudrun Wagner, Lady Galleghan and Wolfgang Wagner.
21 August 2000 Gala Dinner: L-R, Leona with Gudrun Wagner, Lady Galleghan and Wolfgang Wagner.

 

Bayreuth dinner
21 August 2000 Gala Dinner: Andy Rombakis on the left.

 

Bayreuth dinner
21 August 2000 Gala Dinner

 

Bayreuth dinner
21 August 2000 Gala Dinner

 

Bayreuth Festival, 2000
2000: Christian Thielemann at Gondrom book shop.

 

Bayreuth Festival, 2000
2000: Mette Ejsing (Erda) at Die Schallplatte record shop (now closed).

 

Bayreuth Festival, 2000
2000: Gunter von Kannen at the now closed Markgrafen-Buchhandlung.

 

Bayreuth Festival 2000
2000: Leona [87] with Robert Lloyd [795]. On the left holding plastic bag - Jim Leigh [member].

 

Bayreuth Festival 2000
2000: L-R Naomi Kaldor [796], Jane Mathews [622], Leona [87] & Siss Harnett [667].

 

Bayreuth Festival 2000
2000: L-R Naomi Kaldor [796], Robert Lloyd [795], rear of Joan Griffin [540], Donald Campbell [585] & Barbara McNulty [601].

 

Bayreuth Festival 2000
2000: L-R ???,  Baroness Lotti von Chiari, Robert Lloyd [795], Jim Leigh [member] & Siss Hartnett [667].

 

Bayreuth Festival
2000: Leona [87] with Linda Watson (Ortrud) and Melanie Diener (Elsa von Brabant).

 

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September 2012: Leona at a signing in a Bayreuth bookshop.