WSNSW e-news 8



From: Lis Bergmann <“>>;
Subject: WSNSW e-news 8 – reminder about Heath Lees zoom





PROFESSOR HEATH LEES ON ‘WAGNERISM AFTER ALEX ROSS’ – by Zoom at 4.00pm, Sunday 21 March 2021 [AEST]


We would love to encourage as many members and friends as possible to join this Zoom talk!  Members of the public are most welcome!


Registration: Those wishing to join the Zoom session will need to register

– by replying to this email, or 

– by emailing Lis Bergmann at this email address, or 

– by emailing us at 


Registration fee: $10 – An e-invoice will be emailed to those who register, for payment by debit or credit card – this is our preferred method. 

However, details for paying by electronic funds transfer from the member’s bank will be included in the e-invoice.


Registration and fee: due by Friday 19 March 2021 please.


Zoom link: will be emailed before the event to those who have registered and paid by Friday 19 March 2021.







About Professor Heath Lees


Heath Lees is Emeritus Professor of Music at Auckland University, and divides his year equally between New Zealand and France. Heath has presented many arts programmes on television, including the music series Opus, and the weekly arts show Kaleidoscope. In 1994, Heath founded the Wagner Society of New Zealand.

Heath has lectured on musical subjects in general, and Wagner in particular, in the UK, France, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand and the USA. As a writer, he has published many books and articles on different musical influences in literary works, including Mallarmé and Wagner: Music and Poetic Language, which deals with Wagner’s influence on the French poet Mallarmé. 

Heath has also given many talks to the Wagner Society on topics such as The Women in Wagner’s Life and Art; Lifting the Lid on Wagner’s Piano; Wagner, the Dutchman and the Sea and Wagner and Mallarmé: Music as Poetry.




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