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Reflections on the 2019 Bayreuth Festival.

Saturday 26 Oct 2019 at 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Peter Bassett, Sheena Burnell, Colin Mackerras and Judy Xavier share their impressions of and reactions to the Bayreuth performances of Tannhäuser, Parsifal, Die Meistersinger and Tristan und Isolde. This will be followed by latest information on Opera Australia’s Brisbane Ring production for November/December 2020 and the Melbourne Lohengrin in May 2020.

Includes afternoon tea.

Venue: Queensland Multicultural Centre.

 

 


AGM and DVD Lohengrin

Saturday 23 Nov 2019 at 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

AGM and DVD Lohengrin (Production tba)

Includes afternoon tea.

Venue: Queensland Multicultural Centre.

 


CHRISTMAS LUNCH

Saturday 14 Dec 2019 at 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Christmas Lunch

Venue: St Lucia Golf Club.

 


WAGNER, HIS CONTEMPORARIES AND FOLLOWERS (OPERA QUEENSLAND) ALEX RAINERI & PETER BASSETT

Friday 13 Mar 2020 at 7:00 pm

The world of Richard Wagner through letters, diaries and piano music. A new program following successful performances at the Sydney Opera House and Melbourne Recital Centre in 2016.

Venue: Opera Queensland Studio

Friday 13 March 2020 at 7:00 pm

Saturday 14 March 2020 at 2:00 pm

For more details, please see: https://oq.com.au/season-2020 

 

 


LOHENGRIN (OPERA AUSTRALIA)

Saturday 16 May 2020 at 7:00 pm

Co-production with La Monnaie / De Munt, Brussels.

State Theatre, Arts Centre, Melbourne.

 

16, 20, 23 and 29 May 2020. Premiered Brussels, 2018.

Conducted by Johannes Fritzch and directed by French director Olivier Py who has set the opera in the ruins of a devastated Berlin at the end of World War II. Olivier Py continues his thesis, begun with his Siegfried, Nocturne of 2013, that in German romanticism one can find the origins of National Socialism.

 

More details to come on the Opera Australia site.

 


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