- 02 July 2015,
- John Studdert
2 pm Q and A with Sir David McVicar on his experiences conducting Wagner
Sir David McVicar is a Scottish born opera and theatre director who works globally - the UK, US, Australia and many other countries.
Members have been privileged over the last year to see live at the Sydney Opera House his new production of The Marriage of Figaro and a restaging of his Covent Garden Faust. Some members have seen live productions in the UK of his Figaro at Covent Garden, the Glyndebourne Julius Caesar and in particular the Glyndebourne Mastersingers of Nuremburg. In 2014 the DVD of the latter was shown to members of the Society. In cinemas we have also seen his Met Trovatore and the Covent Garden Andre Chenier.
Those members who attended David Robertson’s talk and Q and A at the Tristan and Isolde social last week know how enlightening it is to hear from international opera conductors and directors.
Sir David’s session promises to be equally fascinating.
Followed by Afternoon Tea
12.30 PM DVD Lohengrin Act 1 Kaufmann, Harteros, Bayerische Staatsoper/ Nagano
Goethe-Institut, 90 Ocean St, Woollahra
All welcome - $20 for members and $25 for guests.
- 21 June 2015,
- John Studdert
The Wagner Society in NSW exists to encourage awareness, understanding, appreciation and performance of Wagner’s music-drama. One way we achieve this is by giving financial support for young and emerging artists’ continued development in the form of study grants, scholarships, travel for intensive coaching and provision of prize money for competitions relevant to Wagner’s music.
Every year, the Committee considers many requests, some for a little as $500, for assistance with projects that reflect our goals. Generally we have between ten and twenty thousand dollars to distribute but the requests for support often exceed the available funds and worthy applicants must be declined.
However, if every member donated one or two hundred dollars we could significantly increase the number of artists supported.
Please help make a success of our Young and Emerging Artists Supporters Appeal
We are writing to all members seeking support that will help increase the number of young and emerging artists the Society is able to assist. Your donations could make a significant difference to the development of Australian artists with interest and expertise relevant to Wagner.
Donors of between $100 and $150 will join our Young and Emerging Artist Supporters, donors of $150 to $250 will join our Gold Supporters and those donating $250 or more will be specially recognised as our Lead Supporters.
All donations are tax deductible and will be directed specifically to increasing our level of support for Young and Emerging artists. June is a great time to donate as your donation is tax deductible in the year ending 30 June 2015. Donating is easy, simply go to our Donations Page and follow the prompts.
PLEASE MAKE A DONATION TODAY AND ENJOY THE TAX DEDUCTION THIS YEAR!
- 12 June 2015,
- John Studdert
THE WAGNER SOCIETY IN NSW
Is pleased to invite members and their Wagner—loving friends to a reception to meet interstate and New Zealand Society members (who are in Sydney to see the SSO’s performances of Tristan und Isolde)
Maestro David Robertson is taking time out from his busy schedule to meet with us all
To be held at the Goethe Institut, 90 Ocean St Woollahra (cnr. Jersey Road) Sunday 21st June 2015, 3.00 pm
Owing to the generosity of a committee member there will be no charge for the reception but donations are always welcome
Please note that there will be no DVD