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The Passion and the Joy Concert – 4.00pm – 5.00pm on Saturday 4 April 2021 [AEDT]

An afternoon of Passiontide reflection and Easter celebration featuring Pergolesi’s poignant Stabat Mater and Mozart’s joyous Exultate Jubilate.

Put together by musicians and friends Meg Griffin and Eugene Raggio (whom the Wagner Society has sponsored).

St Peter’s Church, 235 Devonshire St, Surry Hills NSW 2010



The Flying Dutchman – from 5.00am, 3 April 2021 [AEDT] until 3 July 2021 [AEST]

From the Klaipėda State Music Theatre. The production is conceived by Dalius Abaris and Sigita Šimkūnaitė and conducted by Modestas Pitrenas.

Rienzi – from 1.00am, 2 April [AEDT] until 12.00am, 5 April [AEST]

From Deutsche Oper Berlin. The production of Philipp Stölzl premiered at the Berlin’s largest opera house on January 24, 2010. The cast includes soprano Camilla Nylund as Irene, mezzo-soprano Kate Aldrich in the role of Adriano, and heldentenor Torsten Kerl in the title role. Cast is rounded with Ante Jerkunica, Krzysztof Szumański, Lenus Carlson, Clemens Bieber, and Stephen Bronk.

Hope Heard ‘Round The World – Echoes Of Healing From Every Continent – for about a year

Transgressive Theatre-Opera’s concert is now streaming and includes Warwick Fyfe singing Abendlich from Das Rheingold.


— Update from Samantha Crawford, whom the Society has sponsored

Video of Samantha Crawford singing a duet from Siegfried with Stuart Skelton on our YouTube channel

Now has had over 200 views



Parsifal Act I, Piano Accompaniment by Matthew Toogood


—The Tristan Curse, by Peter Clark


The Ring in San Francisco – Three Sopranos on ’Becoming Brünnhilde’, by Lois Silverstein


Music video from Wagner Society of Japan

This might be the first attempt in the world, showing simultaneously every violin part of Feuerzauber-figuration-music of Walküre Act 3 played by one player (Ms Mai  Tateishi, who participated in the Walkure-recording of Berlin Radio-Symphony Orchestra under Janowski), from which we can get the idea of how precisely and exquisitely this music is constructed.

— The Longborough Podcasts (transcripts provided): 

Episode 1: Wotan’s Journey, with Longborough Festival Opera’s Music Director Anthony Negus and Paul Carey Jones

Episode 2: Wagner’s Women, with Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough and Lee Bisset

Episode 3: An in-depth look at Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen


Episode 4: Finding comedy in Wagner’s Ring Cycle, with Polly Graham and Sir David Pountney

Episode 5 – Richard Wagner and Franz Liszt, with Anthony Negus and Professor Kenneth Hamilton


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