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Wagner in Love – and some potent recordings

Shakespeare drew inspiration from the ‘dark lady of the sonnets’ and Beethoven found solace in his mysterious ‘immortal beloved’, but Richard Wagner was often inspired by relationships closer to home. Fleeting romantic encounters and domestic celebrations stimulated a private, intimate style of art rarely associated with a composer best known for his lofty theatrical visions […]

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Wagner Society Encouragement Award 2021

In 2021, the Wagner Society in Queensland Encouragement Award was awarded to Conservatorium student bass Vikram Goonawardena. Each year, our Society offers an Encouragement Award valued at $1,000 to a current tertiary student who, through performance in a major or minor role in a Conservatorium Opera Production, best demonstrates vocal potential for a future career […]

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