12.30pm: DVD: The Wagner Family
2.00pm: Talk and recital by Australian Mezzo-Soprano Celeste Haworth
Goethe Institut, 90 Ocean Street, Woollahra
Talk and recital by Australian Mezzo-Soprano Celeste Haworth
Celeste Haworth has music degrees from Vienna and Sydney and was a principal artist at the State Opera in Wiesbaden singing a wide variety of roles over the 2015/16/17 Seasons including: Marcellina, Le Nozze di Figaro, Mozart; Meg Page, Falstaff, Verdi; Emilia, Otello, Verdi; Meg Page in Falstaff, Verdi; 3rd Maid in Elektra, Strauss; Suzuki and Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Puccini; Innkeeper in Boris Godunov, Mussorsky; Charlotte, Die Soldaten, Zimmermann.
Other roles sung at the Vienna Conservatorium of Music included: Dorabella, Cossi Fan Tutte, Mozart; Marchesa Melibea, Il Viaggio A Reims, Rossini; Mother Goose, The Rake’s Progress, Stravinsky and La Voix, Les Contes de Hoffmann, Offenbach. She has worked with international Wagner/Strauss singers such as Catherine Foster, Dalia Schachter, Camilla Nylund, Klaus Florian Vogt and many more.
She has performed in many concerts as a soloist in Wiesbaden, Vienna, Frankfurt, Singapore and Sydney and more recently has been a broadcaster with Fine Music 102.5 FM, Sydney.
For more information see www.celestehaworth.com
Celeste will entertain us with songs, anecdotes and a Q&A session
DVD: The Wagner Family
2010 film by acclaimed director Tony Palmer about the family in Bayreuth that has survived a mixture of lies, deception, fraud and dangerous political alliances for 140 years.