NEXT EVENT: Sunday 7 March 2021 - 'Wagner at 40' concert




Concert with soprano Laura Scandizzo and pianist Bradley Gilchrist 

It is hard to believe that this concert is our first in over a year! This will be a wonderful opportunity for us to gather together again in person, in the Wagner Society's long tradition of wonderful concerts in good company with good wine, and catching up with like-minded friends. And it is also an opportunity, in these challenging times, to show our support for music, performances and Wagner, and for artists to be able to perform to a live audience. We do hope that you are as excited as we are about this event, and encourage as many people to attend as possible. Particularly as it is part of the Society’s 40th birthday.
The Concert will be held under Covid-19 safe conditions. We will provide advice closer to the event regarding masks, QR codes/registrations, etc.

When: 2.00pm, Sunday 7 March 2021


Members - $40
Non-Members - $45
Full-time students - $20
Members of the public welcome!

Attendance: To expedite queueing in these times of Covid-19 restrictions, those planning to attend are encouraged to pay beforehand. Please let us know if you wish to attend by emailing us at and an e-invoice will be forwarded to you, which will also list alternative payment methods.
Where: Mosman Art Gallery is at 1 Art Gallery Way, Mosman. There is plenty of parking available. Getting to Mosman Art Gallery is also easy by public transport with either a bus to Spit Junction or a ferry to Mosman Wharf. The Gallery is just a 5 minute walk from Spit Junction.

Catering: There will be simple catering, conforming to Covid-19 regulations.
About Laura Scandizzo:
Laura Scandizzo

Laura Scandizzo's operatic roles include Ariadne in Ariadne auf Naxos for Land of Enchantment Opera in New Mexico, USA and Donna Anna in Don Giovanni at the Varna International Opera Academy, Bulgaria. Laura is an alumna of the Pacific Opera Young Artist program and during their 2020 Pocket Opera productions she played Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni. During the 2020 Covid-19 shutdowns she worked on online streaming projects and performed the role of Hannah Glawari in Streamed Shakespeare’s Merry Widow workshop and the role of Wally in La Wally for Salon for the Dramatic Arts. She has performed with the Opera Australia chorus in King Roger, Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour’s Carmen, The Nixon Tapes, Verdi Requiem, Aida, Turandot, and she is joining the chorus again for the 2021 Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour’s La Traviata and more yet to be announced for the Winter season.

She is also honoured to be the 2020 recipient of the three year Prue Kennard Career Development Scholarship.

Laura has often performed for the Wagner Society in NSW, most recently at the Memorial Concert for The Hon Jane Mathews AO in February last year.

The Wagner Society in NSW is proud to have sponsored Laura at the Varna International Opera Academy, Bulgaria and The Lisa Gasteen National Opera School.

About Bradley Gilchrist:
Bradley Gilchrist

Bradley Gilchrist completed a Bachelor of Music at the WA Conservatorium of Music, and post-graduate studies in accompaniment and piano performance in Sydney and Madrid.

Bradley has numerous concerto performances to his name including the Khachaturian Concerto with the WA Symphony Orchestra, the Grieg Concerto with the Slovakia Philharmonic Orchestra and Beethoven’s First and Second Concertos with the Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra. Bradley has given solo and chamber music recitals across Australia and in South Korea, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom.

Bradley broadcast two solo programmes for the ABC Young Australia program. Bradley enjoys chamber music and has performed in a variety of ensembles but has specialised in piano trio and flute and piano duo repertoire.

As repetiteur, Bradley’s early interest in ballet repertoire has extended to opera and he has been repetiteur for WA Opera, Opera Australia and many of Sydney’s chamber opera companies as well as being in demand as an accompanist and vocal coach for auditions, recitals, examinations and concert performances. Bradley is the Music Director for Pacific Opera and Musical Director of Music at Manly.





We would like to encourage members to renew their membership subscriptions for 2021, due by 28 February 2021. We are doing this in order to align our cash flow to plan events and continue our artist support program.

We have developed an excellent program of events for the first half of the year, with more to come. Dramatic sopranos Susan Bullock and Lise Lindstrom - both wonderful Brünnhildes - will each talk to us via Zoom from London, Professors Heath Lees and Thea Brejzek will give presentations on ‘Wagnerism’ and Adolphe Appia, and there will be our usual combined concert and champagne celebration of Wagner’s birthday PLUS our 40th anniversary celebration party (Covid-19 willing).

Let us all look forward to 2021 being another successful year for Wagner lovers and the Wagner Society in NSW, in spite of Covid-19!

Subscriptions for 2021 are the same as for 2020:

Single membership


Single pensioner membership


Shared membership - same mailing address and contact numbers


Shared Pensioner membership - same mailing address and contact numbers


Student membership




The three methods of paying your subscription:

1. by e-invoice
Just let us know by replying the the email sent to members, or
by advising us online at, and we'll forward an e-invoice so you can pay electronically by debit or credit card. Too easy!

2. by Electronic Funds Transfer
Use your bank's internet banking facilities to send your payment electronically to
Westpac Banking Corporation, Paddington NSW Branch:

Account Name: The Wagner Society
BSB: 032040
Account Number: 911323

3. by Cheque
Mail a cheque or money order for your annual membership fee to:

The Wagner Society
GPO Box 4574
Sydney NSW 2001


When the subscription is due:
We would appreciate the subscription renewal by 28 February 2021.