WSNSW e-news 45


Dear friends of the Wagner Society NSW 


—  13 November 2021, 4.00pm: The Opera and Song Collective’s ‘Into the Light

Complimentary drink served at 3:30pm.

Mosman Art Gallery, 1 Art Gallery Way, Mosman

The Opera and Song Collective, featuring some of Sydney’s finest singers is presenting a programme of hidden gems, ‘Into the Light’ to celebrate emerging from the darkness and silence of our recent Lockdown. We present for your interest, enjoyment and entertainment a selection of opera and songs not so commonly heard, including ensembles from Gluck to Dvořák, Janáček, Mozart and Heggie with pianist Sharolyn Kimmorley and guest flautist, Christine Draeger who plays Mentieth by Australian composer Colin Brumby.

We invite you to enjoy our inaugural concert of selections of works you can look forward to hearing more of in our concert programmes to come in 2022.

Enjoy a complimentary drink on arrival then settle back in the delightful Grand Hall of the Mosman Art Gallery to enjoy beautiful music from Gluck’s Iphigénie en Aulide, with Susie Bishop as Iphigénie, Margaret Trubiano as Clytemnestre, Gavin Brown as Achille and Tristan Entwistle as Agamemnon. From the eighteenth century we step forward to the twentieth in a heart rending duet from Heggie’s America masterpiece, Dead Man Walking. We then take you to Prague to feast on delicious treats from Mozart’s Prague opera, Don Giovanni and beyond into the woods of Bohemia and Moravia where Rachael Cunningham sings the Vixen’s aria from Janáček’s Cunning Little Vixen followed by a segment of Dvořák with Annabelle Chaffey as Rusalka, Emily Turner, Susie Bishop and Margaret Trubiano as the Trio of Wood Sprites who playing tease Tom Hamilton, Vodnik the Water Goblin and Jill Sullivan appears as the witch, Ježibaba.

Please note: All attendees must be double vaccinated and provide vaccination certificate at the door.

from 12 November 2021 until 25 February 2022 [CET]: Longborough Festival Opera’s Die Walküre, conducted by Longborough’s Music Director Anthony Negus 

Recorded on 8 June 2021.

19 November 2021, 7.00pm [CET]: The Richard Wagner Society of the Upper Midwest’s ‘A Conversation with Stephen A. Brown: Die Meistersinger – Wagner’s Counter-Revolutionary Failure’

Pricing:  Members: FREE
Friends (Non-Members): $8.00


—  Review of a recent performance of Tannhäuser at LA Opera

A good review.   But also interesting in terms of its comments about opera in the time of Covid, i.e. comments about requirements to wear masks etc.

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