SIEGFRIED ACTS 1 & 2 – Wednesday 20 June 2018

From the Valencia Ring, this staging by La Fura dels Baus is conducted by Zubin Mehta and directed by Carlus Padrissa.

Tunley Lecture Theatre, UWA School of Music
Wednesday 20 June 2018, 7:30pm

SIEGFRIED ACT 3 – Wednesday 18 July 2018

From the Valencia Ring, this staging by La Fura dels Baus is conducted by Zubin Mehta and directed by Carlus Padrissa.

Tunley Lecture THeatre, UWA School of Music
Wednesday 18 July 2018, 7:30pm

SPECIAL EVENT – TRISTAN UND ISOLDE - Thursday 16 August, 2018

WASO'S 90th Anniversay Gala performance. Asher Fisch conducts WASO with Stuart Skelton as Tristan and Eva-Maria Westbroek as Isolde.

Perth Concert Hall
Thursday 16 August 2018, 6:00pm

SPECIAL EVENT – EVENING RECEPTION - WAGNER SOCIETY with WASO Friday 17 August, 2018

This event will be open to all members and invited guests. Details will be confirmed.

Perth Concert Hall
Friday 16 August 2018

SPECIAL EVENT – TRISTAN UND ISOLDE - Sunday 19 August, 2018

WASO'S 90th Anniversay Gala performance. Asher Fisch conducts WASO with Stuart Skelton as Tristan and Eva-Maria Westbroek as Isolde.

Perth Concert Hall
Sunday 19 August 2018, 2:00pm

GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG PROLOGUE & ACT 1 – Wednesday 19 September, 2018

Filmed in Lübeck, this 2007-2010 production is conduted by Roman Brogli-Sacher.

Tunley Lecture Theatre, UWA School of Music
Wednesday 19 September 2018, 7:30pm

GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG ACTS 2 & 3 – Wednesday 17 October, 2018

Filmed in Lübeck, this 2007-2010 production is conduted by Roman Brogli-Sacher.

Tunley Lecture Theatre, UWA School of Music
Wednesday 17 October, 7:30pm

CHRISTMAS PARTY WITH PROGRAM TBC – Wednesday 21 November 2018

Tunley Lecture Theatre, UWA School of Music
Wednesday 21 November 2018, 7:30pm
Orchestra

La Fura & Siegfried

"Now in the 21st Century, the imagination of Carlus Padrissa and La Fura combined with the awesome potential of modern technology means that we're perhaps closer to realising Wagner's visionary world than ever before. Finally now the Rhinemaidens can emerge from the Rhine (tanks of water), the gods can swoop around the stage (on personal cranes) and Wotan can ride over the mountaintops for his encounter with Erda (accompanied by huge video projections). The whole production is breathtaking, with the magical use of human beings to create organic structures such as Valhalla (here in the picture) producing several jaw-dropping moments. Musically speaking the production is equally successful, with conductor Zubin Mehta able to extract both a deep rich Wagnerian sound and transparent accompanying textures from his young orchestra. The cast is world-class, and it is hard to spot a weak link. Young American soprano Jennifer Wilson Brünnhilde is particularly fine. She has amazing vocal power but always retains such beautiful colour in her voice. And Matti Salminen (as Fasolt, Hunding and Hagen) is right up there with the very best on disc."

Chris O'Reilly
www.prestoclassical.co.uk