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 […]
Membership Fees for the Wagner Society in Queensland are now due. The annual membership year runs from 1 January to 31 December, and Annual Fees are as follows: Ordinary Membership: $60 or couple $100. Associate Membership (Students & Pension Holders): $30 or couple $50. Life Members and Honorary Members are not required to pay membership […]
The following advice has been received from the Bayreuth Festival, dated 22 December 2021. Dear guests and friends of the Bayreuth Festival, we hope you are doing well. As advised in our last information, we would have gladly sent you the order documents before Christmas. Due again to the difficult planning, in times of the […]
Opera Australia is to stage French director Olivier Py’s version of Lohengrin in Melbourne, 14-24 May 2022. A co-production between Opera Australia and the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie. Tahu Matheson conducts, with Emily Magee as Elsa, Elena Gabouri as Ortrud, Marco Vratogna as Telramund, and Jonas Kaufmann as Lohengrin. Py sets his staging in […]
Parking in the grounds of the Queensland Multicultural Centre will not be possible for quite some time because of major maintenance work to the Story Bridge from 22 July 2021 for a period of up to 12-18 months, ie to the end of 2022. However, Brisbane City Council Parking is available on Main Street and […]
In August 2019 we celebrated the twentieth anniversary of the founding of the Wagner Society in Queensland. Three of our founding members recall those early days.