WSNSW e-news 13




Dear friends of the Wagner Society NSW 






Sunday 20 February 2022


1.30pm [AEDT]: Talk by Robert Gay on
The impact of French Grand Opera on the works of Verdi & Wagner

The talk will be in two parts, with a break for refreshments.

0 members / $50 non-members / $20 full-time students

Goethe Institut

90 Ocean Street (cnr Jersey Road)


Members of the public are most welcome!

1: If you plan to attend and haven’t let us know yet, please advise if you will be attending: 

  • by replying to this email or
  • by emailing us at or 
  • by registering via this event on our facebook page.

This is important – we need to know how many will be attending for the purposes of Covid-19 regulations and catering


2: Payment at the door


Optional pre-payment: by using your bank’s internet banking facilities to send your payment electronically – listing your name – to Westpac Banking Corporation, Paddington NSW Branch.
Account name: The Wagner Society / BSB: 032040 / Account Number: 911323

3. Keeping you safe: please do the following:
— 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.





Wednesday 2 March 2022

7.00pm [AEDT]: Zoom talk by Christopher Cook on
‘Amfortas! Die Wunde … Two Wounded Disciples’:
The post-Christian world of Parsifal and
the curious symbiosis between Amfortas and Klingso

$10 AUD 

Members of the public are most welcome!

Step 1: Registration: Those wishing to join the zoom session will need to register by emailing us at 

Step 2: Payment of registration fee of $10 AUD by Sunday 27 February please

– to pay by electronic funds transfer from your bank – use your bank’s internet banking facilities to send your payment electronically – with your name – to Westpac Banking Corporation, Paddington Branch

Account name: The Wagner Society / BSB: 032040 / Account Number: 911323

– to pay by debit or credit card – an e-invoice enabling payment by card will be emailed on request


– to pay by cheque – mail a cheque or money order to: The Wagner Society, GPO Box 4574, Sydney NSW 2001

Step 3: Emailing of Zoom link:
 This will be emailed on Monday 28 February to those who have registered and paid, and again on the morning of the zoom.

About Christopher Cook

Christopher Cook is a British broadcaster and journalist. His work can be found in places such as the Guardian and the New Statesman. His current academic work includes positions at Syracuse University, London Centre and American University (London Programme). Christopher is a regular contributor to BBC Music Magazine and International Record Review and has written for The Gramophone. He chairs pre-concert events for the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Hallé Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Study Evenings at the Royal Opera House where he also interviews for their ‘Meet the…’ programmes and Glyndebourne Opera. For the past four years he has curated pre-performance talks at English National Opera. Christopher also does interviews for the London Wagner Society, which can be accessed through their website.


With warm regards from the President and Committee of Wagner Society in NSW.




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