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Northside Opera Study Group

PROGRAM FOR 2018
Second semester:    Monday 16 July to Monday 26 November
Lectures commence at 10.00 am
 

DAY

MONTH

TOPIC

LECTURER

16

July

A tribute to Leonard Bernstein: Happy Un-Birthday Lenny B

Dr David Schwartz

23

July

Shostakovic - Too few operas

John Pringle AM

30

July

The poisoned chalice : Sydney Opera House and Peter Hall

Dr Anne Watson

6

August

The making of an award-winning recording:   The Trojans   in Strasbourg

Dr Antony Ernst

13

August

A history of Italian music

Dr Antony Ernst

20

August

Directing  La Boheme for Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour

Andy Morton

27

August

A very old and a nearly new opera:Recording the13th century Adam de la Halle's  Le Jeu de Robin et de Marion and staging  Anna's Rapid Eye Movement (Pitts) withThe Song Company

Antony Pitts

3

September

Friedrich Schorr (1888-1953): A great Wagnerian baritone

Colin Mackerras

10

September

Pacific Opera

Pamela Andrews

17

September

Structural Listening: Everything you ever wanted to know about sonata form, but were afraid to ask

Dr David Larkin

24

September

Verdi and Boito Part Two (The flowering - Verdi's Indian Summer)

Dr David Schwartz

1

October LABOUR DAY NO MEETING

8

October

Artaserse : Hasse  -  Pinchgut Opera   

Liz Nielsen

15

October

Wagner's  Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg : Models, motivations and misconceptions

Dr Peter Bassett

22

October

Trial at Nuremburg: Barrie Kosky's Bayreuth bomb of The Mastersingers

Dr John Carmody

29

October

Six scenes in two acts: Mozart as dramatist

Dr Robert Gibson

5

November

          Gilbert and Sullivan- Sullivan's parade of parodies

Meg Matthews

12

November

The Bel Canto stylistic ideal of Bellini and Donizetti

Dr Hannah Mondry

19

November

Benjamin Britten's  War Requiem: Britten, the choral composer

Dr Neil McEwan AM

26

November

    Annual Concert   followed by Christmas Party

Conservatorium Students





LECTURES RESUME ON MONDAY 4 FEBRUARY 2019       

PROGRAMME CO-ORDINATOR: WENDY HAMLIN