Ring Report May 2016

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News about Heath Lees

Anyone who saw the broadcast of “Wagner’s Ring: A Tale Told in Music “recently on SBS will appreciate what a knowledgeable and entertaining presenter The Richard Wagner Society  has to introduce the Ring operas in Melbourne this year. Professor Heath Lees will be taking his audience on a journey of exploration beyond the topics covered in these broadcasts when he presents the Pre-opera Presentations at the Melbourne Recital Centre each day before performances in November and December in each of the three cycles.

The RWS is conducting these “Exploring the Ring” presentations to enhance appreciation and enjoyment of the Neil Armfield Opera Australia production in Melbourne. Heath has been granted special permission to use many images from this Ring. Audiences will gain an exclusive insight for he is able to cover the broad themes and specific details that make individual productions of this magnificent work so memorable. Booking details for “Exploring the Ring”: Melbourne Recital Centre Box Office +61 (0)3 9699 3333 http://www.melbournerecital.com.au/events/series/exploring-the-ring-cycle-talks/

“An Insight into a Cover Role”

Shane Lowrencev and Anke Höppner will be interviewed by Lyndon Terracini, providing a personal and candid insight into their experience of covering the roles of Wotan and Brünnhilde. Members who have already applied to attend this event at the Opera Centre at 6.30pm on Wednesday 18 May have all been allocated places and will receive a confirming email shortly. We have a few places left so if you are interested please email: president@wagnermelb.org.au as soon as possible.

Advance notice of a Warwick Fyfe Recital

To celebrate the conclusion of the Melbourne Ring and for a final Wagner event in this special year The RWS will present a recital by Warwick Fyfe on Sunday 18 December from 2pm in Tatoulis Auditorium MLC, Kew. More details will be provided at a later date but you may want to note the date and “spread the word”.

Shirley Breese,

President

 

 

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