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Sunday 25 August. Our Next Gala Event - Swords and Winterstorms

Our next Gala Event promises to be a blockbuster concert of Arias and Lieder. This is an event not to be missed.

David Corcoran, Tenor and Amanda Windred, Soprano accompanied by Bradley Gilchrist will present a concert of Wagner, Strauss and Mahler.

Join us at the Mosman Art Gallery. Cnr Art Gallery Way and Myagah Road Mosman at 2 pm.

$40 members and $45 for non members and friends.

http://davidcorcoran.com.au/ http://www.amandawindred.com/

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Professor Lisa Gasteen, AO- Preparing Major Wagner Roles Sunday 11th August - at the Goethe Institut 90 Ocean St, Woollahra NSW 2025 (corner of Jersey Road)

2pm Lisa Gasteen presentation

12 noon This talk will be preceded by a DVD of the Die Meistersinger Act 3, Glyndebourne.

Lisa Gasteen

Lisa Gasteen rose to world fame after becoming the first and only Australian to win the Cardiff Singer of the World Competition.

She has sung in most of the major opera houses in the UK, Italy and Germany, and has performed in Vienna, Paris, at the NY Metropolitan Opera and at Covent Garden.

Her roles include the major Verdi roles and those of Strauss and Wagner, such as Aida, La Forza del Destino, Un Ballo in Maschera, Don Carlo, Othello,Tosca, Ariadne auf Naxos, Elektra, Salome, Die Frau ohne Schatten, Lohengrin, Tannhäuser, Der Fliegende Holländer, Tristan und Isolde and Der Ring des Nibelungen.

She has worked with such conductors as Simone Young, Antonio Pappano, Lorin Maazel, Sir Bernard Haitink, Sir Charles Mackerras, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Sebastian Weigle, Donald Runnicles, Franz Welser Moest, James Levine, Zubin Mehta, Christof von Dohnanyi and Valery Gergiev.

Lisa Gasteen, Professor of Opera at Queensland Conservatorium, now teaches and mentors young Australian singers.

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Riding the Storm : A Voyage Through Wagner's Flying Dutchman

The NSW Wagner Society invites you to an afternoon voyage, sailing at 1.00 pm on Sunday 14th July, from its berth at the Willoughby Uniting Church Conference Centre, 10 Clanwilliam St, Willoughby.

The voyage will offer passengers insights into The Flying Dutchman, which the Sydney Symphony is mounting in concert performances later in the month.

It will be ably steered by Dr David Larkin, popular young musicologist at the Sydney Conservatorium and feature insights from him and a crew of leading Sydney academics and music practitioners, including the Wagner Society's own Dr Colleen Chesterman. There will be performances from some young Australian musicians.

Passengers may be requested to keep the ship afloat musically to allow it to return to port safely by 5 or 5.30pm.

Fares: $ 45 Members $ 55 Non members $ 30 Students & Sydney Philharmonia singers

Please register your attendance at our contact page

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An update on the Gala Evening celebrating Wagner's 200th Birthday Wednesday 22 May 2013

First at 6.00, the launch of wagnerlicht in the atrium of the Sydney Conservatorium. This is an innovative display of light boxes by staff and students from UTS as well as overseas artists. These show illuminated explorations of themes from the Ring Cycle accompanied by interpretations of Wagner's wonderful music. The display will travel the world, returning to Melbourne for the Ring Cycle later this year.

Second, at 7.15, simply cross the road to the elegant surrounds of the ROYAL AUTOMOBILE CLUB for a stunning 3 course meal with wines and WAGNER'S birthday cake, cut by the Governor and a recital by young Sydney mezzo, Emily Edmonds, accompanied by rising young pianist Bradley Gilchrist.

Enquiries and bookings - please use our contact form

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Gala Evening celebrating Wagner's 200th Birthday Wednesday 22 May 2013.

First at 6.00, the launch of wagnerlicht in the atrium of the Sydney Conservatorium. This is an innovative display of light boxes by staff and students from UTS as well as overseas artists. These show illuminated explorations of themes from the Ring Cycle accompanied by interpretations of Wagner's wonderful music. The display will travel the world, returning to Melbourne for the Ring Cycle later this year.

Second, at 7.15, simply cross the road to the elegant surrounds of the ROYAL AUTOMOBILE CLUB for a stunning 3 course meal with wines and WAGNER'S birthday cake, cut by the Governor and a recital by young Sydney mezzo, Emily Edmonds, accompanied by rising young pianist Bradley Gilchrist.

Enquiries and bookings - please use our contact form

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