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Northside Opera Study Group

PROGRAM FOR 2022
Second semester:    Monday 18 July to 28 November

DAY

MONTH

TOPIC

LECTURER

18

July

The Operas of Ottorino Respighi

Murray Dahm

25

July

Bach's  Mass in B Minor

Dr Robert Forgacs

1

August

The Devil's Best Songs: Boito's  Mefistophele & Buson's Doktor Faustus

Prof Michael Halliwell

8

August

Operas inspired by the work of Sir Walter Scott -Part I

Murray Dahm

15
August

Operas inspired by the work of Sir Walter Scott -Part II

Murray Dahm

22

August

In-house Opera Presentation - Richard Strauss:  Arabella

Maire Glacken

29 August Il Bacio di Tosca and Sara Scuderi
David Whitehouse

5

September

Richard Strauss and Hugo Von Hofmannstahl: A great composer-librettist combination

Prof Colin Mackerras

12

September

Bellini:  Norma

Dr Hannah Mondry

19

September

Verdi's search for "the truth": Musical means employed to explore human nature

Dr Hannah Mondry

26

September

Bohuslav Martinu: Stateless, great composer and his Greek myth opera  Ariane

John Pringle AM

3

October

   LABOUR DAY

No Meeting

10

October

Ravel:  L'Heure Espagnole

Ross Hayes

17

October

The Two Joans - Sutherland and Carden

Victoria Watson

24

October

Opera in the Golden Age and the art of Bel Canto

Christina Henson

31

October

Charpentier:  Medee (Pinchgut Opera)

Genevieve Lang

7

November

A discovery: French opera you have never heard

Dr David Schwartz

14

November

Show and Tell

Northside Members

21

November

The search for a new voice: The choral works of Anton Bruckner

Dr Neil McEwan AM

28

November

END OF YEAR CONCERT followed by Lunch at the Greengate

Murray and Rae Dahm

Lectures resume Monday 6 February 2023

PATRON: JOHN PRINGLE AM

PROGRAMME CO-ORDINATOR: WENDY HAMLIN