Details of production TBC.
Special Guest Speaker Trevor Clarke (President of The Richard Wagner Society, Victoria) will speak on Richard Wagner and Visual Art.
Special Guest Speaker Dr Antony Ernst (Manager of Artistic Planning, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg) will speak on Lohengrin: the first real music drama.
The Western Australian Symphony Orchestra presents Wagner and Beyond conducted by Asher Fisch. Bookings
Recorded live at the Berlin Staatsoper in 2015, the production is directed by Dmitri Tcherniakov and conducted by Daniel Barenboim, with Andreas Schager as Parsifal and Anja Kampe as Kundry.
"The four operas were played in a single 12-hour day with a running time of approximately seven hours. Like some other Wagnerian premieres ancient and modern, the event itself was fraught with near-disaster, including the loss of original director Katharina Wagner, the original conductor and some of the cast. But the show went on, saved at the last moment by one of La Fura dels Baus’s director/choreographers, Valentina Carrasco, and the conductor Roberto Paternostro - neither a Ring novice but hampered by having not much more than a month to rehearse..."
Gramophone: the world’s best classical music reviews, October 2013 4