The troubled Paris Opera has announced that it will delay the opening of its 2020-21 season. This decision has effectively cancelled the company’s new Ring Cycle production, directed by Calixto Bieito. Paris Opera management are considering staging this production in a future season but no decision has yet been made.
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Peter Bassett presents two short essays on Tristan und Isolde
Peter Bassett delves beneath the surface of the Ring.
Marking the birthday month of Richard Wagner, are Peter Bassett’s ruminations on a remarkable life.
Peter Bassett discusses Australian performances of Wagner’s operas since 1877.
2020 Bayreuth Festival is cancelled.
Opera Australia has announced that its performances of Lohengrin in Melbourne on 16, 20, 23 and 29 May 2020 have been cancelled
A message from the Chicago Lyric Opera in response to Coronavirus shutdowns: The State and the City encouraged that community events of 250 people or more should be cancelled until May 1st. This encompasses the time period of our long-planned and highly-anticipated Ring cycle. With great regret, we have no option but to cancel all […]
MY FIFTY YEARS WITH WAGNER : Reminiscences by our Tasmanian member, Roger Glynn-Connolly
Programme for 2020
Dr Peter Bassett introduces Brisbane’s upcoming performances of Der Ring des Nibelungen and Tristan und Isolde, as well as Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida
Each year, the Wagner Society in Queensland provides an award of $1,000
The Wagner Society in Queensland’s Encouragement Award recipient for 2019 is
Colin Mackerras reviews a Parsifal performance in China.
Nina Stemme All-Wagner Gala, Hobart, November 2nd 2019 Acclaimed Wagnerian soprano Nina Stemme had a triumphant return to Hobart on November 2nd 2019 to sing an all-Wagner program at a packed Federation Concert Hall. She was magnificently accompanied by renowned bass-baritone John Lundgren and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (augmented by players from the Australian National […]
Peter Bassett discusses contemporaries Wagner, Schumann and the writing of ‘Tristan’.
Finnish conductor Pietari Inkinen (our Tristan conductor in 2020) will conduct the new Ring at Bayreuth in 2020.
In August 2019 we shall celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the founding of the Wagner Society in Queensland. Three of our founding members recall those early days.
Interview with John Rotar, Honorary Member of the Wagner Society in Qld.
Wagner performances 2019-2020 in Australia and the region
Siegfried’s role at the centre of the drama as envisaged by Wagner in 1848 had certainly changed by the time Der Ring des Nibelungen premiered in Bayreuth in August 1876.
Wonderful news: The Ring will be staged in Brisbane in 2020!
Colin Mackerras, Sheena Burnell and Stephen Emmerson present their observations of Victorian Opera’s February 2019 production of Parsifal.
Programme for 2019, Wagner Society in Queensland.