WSNSW e-news 50 – Photos for the website and Facebook

 

E-news 50

22 December 2023

SEASON’S GREETINGS

TO OUR MEMBERS & FRIENDS 

 

With best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

 from the President and Committee of Wagner Society in NSW.  

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SOME MEMORIES OF 2023

What a year it’s been!   

Some wonderful Wagner Society events – a reception for our patron Maestro Simone Young AM, a symposium, talks, recitals and the Christmas party. Speakers were Andrew Bailey, Peter Bassett, Suzanne Chaundy, Mike Day, Esteban Insausti, Carmen Jackobi, Dr David Larkin, Robert Macfarlane, Colin Piper, Tahu Matheson, Maestro Anthony Negus, Noel Staunton and Dr Terence Watson. Performers were Ellen McNeil, Olivia Swain, Katherine Day, Christopher Curcuruto, Kori Miller and Adrian Tamburini.

And lots of Wagner operas and concerts – Melbourne Opera’s Bendigo Ring, conducted by our friend Maestro Anthony Negus and with our member Warwick Fyfe as Wotan; OA’s Tannhäuser in Melbourne; our patron Maestro Simone Young and the SSO’s Das Rheingold in Sydney; and OA’s Ring Cycle in Brisbane, again with our member Warwick Fyfe, now as Alberich. Plus Villains and Valkyries from Willoughby Symphony Orchestra and Willoughby Symphony Choir, which was led by our member Associate Conductor Dr Sarah Penicka-Smith, and with members joining the choir.

Not to forget the many other friends of the Wagner Society who were involved with these productions, including Pam Andrews, Andrew Bailey, Zara Barrett, Peter Bassett, Suzanne Chaundy, Anna-Louise Cole, Brad Cooper, Jane Ede, Luke Gabbedy, Eleanor Greenwood, Celeste Haworth, Deborah Humble, Carmen Jacobi, Lise Lindstrom, Robert Macfarlane, Tahu Matheson, Ellen McNeil, Kerry Nicholson, Adrian Tamburini, Stefan Vinke, Amanda Windred and Ashlee Woodgate, who have all spoken or sung for and/or been supported by the Society.  

 

 

Here are some photographic memories of recent Society events and of our members and friends out and about this year:

MEMBERS & FRIENDS IN / AT THE BRISBANE RING, 1 - 21 DECEMBER
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WSNSW RECITAL BY ADRIAN TAMBURINI & KATHERINE DAY, & CHRISTMAS PARTY, 26 NOVEMBER

 

 

WSNSW DAS RHEINGOLD SYMPOSIUM, 12 NOVEMBER

 

 

 

MEMBERS & FRIENDS OUT & ABOUT IN 2023

 

MEMBERS & FRIENDS IN / AT THE BENDIGO RING, 24 MARCH – 30 APRIL

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NEXT YEAR
Click here for the program for most of 2024.
 
SAVE THE DATE
Sunday 11 February - for our first event, a discussion of the Brisbane Ring.