WSNSW — SOME FUTURE WAGNER SOCIETY EVENT POSTPONEMENTS
— Sunday 29 August 2021: Ariadne’s Thread, a recital of German Romantic Music with Pam Andrews, Jill Sullivan and pianist Mikey Curtain at St Columba Community Centre
Unfortunately due to the Sydney Covid-19 lockdown currently until 28 August, this scheduled event has had to be postponed. We will advise when we have a new date.
— 15 – 17 October 2021: Brangayne at Orange wine tour
This event will be rescheduled to a date in 2022.
WSNSW — OUR RECENT ZOOM EVENT, 8 AUGUST 2021
Stephen Mould talking about his book ‘Curating Opera: Reinventing the Past Through Museums of Opera and Art ‘ by zoom
Our zoom event was greatly enjoyed by many members and friends, with about 30 screens registered and a number of e-books purchased. Details to come soon in the September Quarterly.
WSNSW — ARE YOU GOING TO THE BRISBANE RING OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2021?
CYCLE 1: 29 October – 4 November / CYCLE 2: 6 – 12 November / CYCLE 3: 14 – 20 November
We encourage members who will be attending the Brisbane Ring to let us know by replying to this email which cycle you are attending. All the Wagner Societies from Australia and New Zealand will be present in Brisbane and this will provide an opportunity for us to meet. It is hoped that we can arrange dinner/drinks/coffee in each of the three cycles for members.
WSNSW — APPEAL FOR DONATIONS FOR TWO MORE WAGNER TUBAS FOR THE MELBOURNE OPERA
As members are aware, the Wagner Society in NSW donated two Wagner tubas to the Melbourne Opera for this year’s production of ‘Das Rheingold’. One is pictured below.
We would love to donate two more Wagner tubas to Melbourne Opera. Your donations would be greatly appreciated; they are tax deductible and will be given on everyone’s behalf.
Best way to donate:
Please include your name and note ‘donation for Wagner tuba’ on your donation.
Use your bank’s internet banking facilities to send your payment electronically to Westpac Banking Corporation, Paddington NSW Branch
Account Name: The Wagner Society
Account Number: 911323
WSNSW — STREAMING IN AUGUST
— 2021 Bayreuth Festival Streaming
21 August, 4pm [CEST] Götterdämmerung (Castorf/Janowski)
Frank Castorf’s staging of the Ring, premiered in 2013 and filmed in 2016.
23 August, 4pm [CEST] Tannhäuser (Kratzer/Gergiev)
Tobias Kratzer’s 2019 production of Tannhäuser.
24 August, 4pm [CEST] Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Kosky/Jordan)
Barrie Kosky’s 2017 Bayreuth Festival production.
— Available until 29 October 2021, Lyric Opera of Chicago’s ‘Twilight: Gods’
This is a new staging of Wagner’s ‘Götterdämmerung’ by Yuval Sharon which took place at the Lakeside Parking Garage in April 2021. Details at https://www.lyricopera.org/twilightfilm?utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Press+Release%3A+Lyric+Opera+of+Chicago+s+Twilight%3A+Gods+on+film&utm_campaign=2122+TWG+film+tickets+press+release
Viewing of the film is free, but requires registration at https://donate2.app/0HXqqP to access.
— Available until 1 November 2021, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence’s new production of ‘Tristan und Isolde’
Tristan: Stuart Skelton; Isolde: Nina Stemme; conductor: Sir Simon Rattle
Details and free streaming at: https://lascenenumerique.festival-aix.com/en/video/tristan-und-isolde-richard-wagner
— Longborough Podcasts with Anthony Negus
1. Wotan’s journey
2. Wagner’s women
4. Finding comedy in the Ring cycle
5. Wagner and Liszt
All are now available from https://lfo.org.uk/our-story/podcast