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WAGNER BIRTHDAY LUNCH followed by Richard Strauss (1864-1949) : A Wagnerian Composer – COLIN MACKERRAS

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Date/Time
Saturday 21 May 2022
12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Location
Queensland Multicultural Centre


Richard Strauss’s music was profoundly influenced by Wagner. Strauss continued the mighty tradition of German opera to which Wagner contributed so much. This talk will give some focus to those works with libretti by the Austrian playwright Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Strauss’s cooperation with whom is among the most famous of all composer-librettist duos in musical history. There will be some consideration of Strauss’s important role as a conductor of Wagner’s works, which included making his debut in Bayreuth in 1894 with Tannhäuser. The talk will be illustrated by pictures and musical excerpts from Strauss’s operas and songs.

You are invited to register for the Meeting by informing our Secretary Rosemary Cater-Smith at catersfield@hotmail.com or via the ‘Contact’ page of the website www.wagnerqld.com.au, and making a bank transfer to Bank of Queensland, BSB: 124021 Account Number: 22612919. Payments are $15 for members and $20 for guests. Please use your name and the date (eg Jones May) to identify your payment. Details and charges for the separate Birthday Lunch will be provided closer to the event.