3 Months Of Online Wagner Events With The Wagner Society: April to July 2021

Written By The Wagnerian on Sunday, 28 March 2021 | 4:32:00 pm


In these very strange times, various organisations have turned to the internet to continue their work. No less so, than the Wagner Society Of London. While it remains impossible to meet up, they have lead the way here, with a constant stream of online, Zoom events with famous singers and conductors together with lectures. This continues at least until July. All highly recommended.  If you wish to join any of these events or lectures a nominal charge of £5, for members or £10 for none members is made.

For more information visit the Societies webpage here

April

• 2nd April: “Parsifalmania for Good Friday”, with Jeffery McMillan

• 7th April: "Two Rings Revisited: Wagner and J.R.R. Tolkien" with Dr Jamie

McGregor (prt 1/ 4 of Wagner and Literature)

• 9th April: Lotte Lehmann (as a Wagner singer), with Gary Hickling

• 10th April: Sir Mark Elder CH CBE in conversation with Christopher Cook

• 14th April: "Hört ich oft von Engeln sagen": Wagner Lieder on record with Professor
Laura Tunbridge

• 16th April: Lotte Lehmann (as a Wagner teacher), with Gary Hickling

• 21st April: “Oed’ und leed das Meer”: Wagner and T.S. Elliot with Dr Jamie

McGregor (prt 2/ 4)

• 28th April: Wagner in Victorian England, with Eduardo Bennaroch


May


• 5th May: “The Sea, music and death”: Wagner and Virginia Woolf with Dr Jamie


McGregor (prt 3/ 4)


• 7th May: Frida Leider, with Eva Rieger


• 9th May: "Greatest Singers You Never Heard of (prt 1/3) with Andrew Whitfield


• 12th May: “Mahler’s Hofoper in Vienna” with Roger Neill
• 14th May: From Goodall to Longborough, with Anthony Negus
• 16th May: Sir Richard Armstrong CBE in conversation with Andrew Whitfield
• 19th May: Dr Mark Berry, topic tbc
• 21st May: Wagner in Buenos Aires, with Eduardo Bennaroch
• 26th May: “Nothung up my sleeve”: Wagner and James Joyce with Dr Jamie
McGregor McGregor (prt 4/ 4)
• 28th May: Wagner in English and the Legacy of the ENO, with Andrew Whitfield and
special guests: Anne Evans and Lorna Haywood
June
• 2nd June: Hans Richter, with Christopher Fifield (part 1)
• 4th June: Birgitta Svenden in conversation with Stephen Brown
• 7th June: "Greatest Singers You Never Heard of (prt 2/3) with Andrew Whitfield
• 9th June: Hans Richter, with Christopher Fifield (part 2)
• 11th June: “British Wagner Conductors from the mid-20th Century”, with Professor
Emeritus Raymond Holden AM
• 14th June: “Wagner’s Choruses”, with Donald Palumbo and Andrew Whitfield in
conversation
• 16th June: Wagner's Italianism, Bellini's Norma, and melody's Sinnlichkeit, with Dr
David Trippett
• 21st June: "Greatest Singers You Never Heard of (prt 3/3) with Andrew Whitfield
• 23rd June: Professor Emma Sutton, topic tbc
• 25th June: James Rutherford in conversation with Christopher Cook
• 30th June: Wagner in the “Wrong” Language, with Paul Thomason


July
• 7th July: Richard Jones in conversation with Christopher Cook
• 14th July: The Met Database, with Jeffery McMillan
• 21st July: Berlin’s mid-20th Century Wagnerian Music Directors, with Professor
Emeritus Raymond Holden AM

For more information visit the Societies webpage here