Saturday 28 Jul 2018
3:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Queensland Multicultural Centre
The subject of our previously described ‘Mystery Meeting’ on Saturday 28 July has been revealed!
It will be a screening of the 1955 biographical film about the life of Richard Wagner: Magic Fire.
This beautiful and very entertaining film was made in period locations in Germany and Italy and includes reconstructions of historical performances of many of Wagner’s works.
British actor Alan Badel plays Wagner, and other performers include Yvonne De Carlo as Minna, Peter Cushing as Otto Wesendonck, Rita Gam as Cosima and Gerhard Riedmann as King Ludwig II.
The composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold oversaw the musical excerpts (performed by the Bavarian State Opera Orchestra and Chorus) and he appears as conductor Hans Richter. Not to be missed!