- 21 August 2015,
- John Studdert
From 2016 the Bayreuth Festival will be offering tickets to Wagner Socities. The (limited number) seats will be offered through the Richard Wagner Verband International of which our Society is a member. This is fantastic news and it is hoped that this positive initiative will be enhanced as the years progress. The decision certainly is consistant with Wolfgang Wagner's active promotion of Wagner Societies around the world when the festival was revived in the 1950s. The NSW Society President, Jane Mathews, Victorian Society President, Shirley Breeze and NSW Society Treasurer Dennis Mather played an active role in arguing the case at meetings of the Verband.