WSNSW e-news 9



WSNSW — VALE TARYN FIEBIG (1972 – 20 March 2021) AND ROBERT GARD OBE (1927 – 20 March 2021)


We sincerely mourn the loss of two great Australian opera singers who both died on Saturday 20 March – soprano Taryn Fiebig and tenor Robert Gard.







— Zoom session at 4.00pm on Sunday 21 March

Nearly 70 members and friends – including ones from Victoria, South Australia, New Zealand, England and the USA – greatly enjoyed the zoom session ‘Wagnerism after Alex Ross’ given by Professor Heath Lees. A report will be given in the next (June) Quarterly.



— Wagner at 40 concert on Sunday 7 March – now online on YouTube

Videos of the performances by Laura Scandizzo, Cedar-Rose Newman and Bradley Gilchrist are now available on the Wagner Society’s YouTube channel at Do check them out! A video of the full concert including remarks by Esteban Insausti and Bradley Gilchrist will be uploaded soon.









Note: Met opera streaming – each free performance is available for a period of 23 hours, from 7:30 p.m. EDT [Eastern Daylight Time] until 6:30 p.m. the following day. 

Met Opera, Thursday, March 25 [EDT] – Strauss’s ElektraStarring Nina Stemme, Adrianne Pieczonka, Waltraud Meier, and Eric Owens, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen. Production by Patrice Chéreau. From April 30, 2016.


San Francisco Opera, March 27-28 [PST – Pacific Standard Time] – Wagner’s Götterdämmerung starring Iréne Theorin and Daniel Brenna. Streaming for free at


Met Opera, Sunday, March 28  [EDT]  – Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer: Starring Anja Kampe, Mihoko Fujimura, Sergey Skorokhodov, David Portillo, Evgeny Nikitin, and Franz-Josef Selig, conducted by Valery Gergiev. Production by François Girard. From March 10, 2020. 

Met Opera, Tuesday, March 30  [EDT]  – Strauss’s Capriccio: Starring Renée Fleming, Sarah Connolly, Joseph Kaiser, Russell Braun, Morten Frank Larsen, and Peter Rose, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis. Production by John Cox. From April 23, 2011.

Met Opera, Sunday, April 4  [EDT] – Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde: Starring Nina Stemme, Ekaterina Gubanova, Stuart Skelton, Evgeny Nikitin, and René Pape, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle. Production by Mariusz Treliński. From October 8, 2016.




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