Northside Opera Study Group Inc.
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Northside Opera Study Group

PROGRAM FOR 2019
First semester:    Monday 4 February to Monday 24 June
Lectures 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

DAY

MONTH

TOPIC

LECTURER

4

February

Alban Berg: Wozzeck

Prof Michael Ewans

11

February

Wagner's  Parsifal: 'The Sublime One' 

Dr Peter Bassett

18

February

Massenet's  Werther: Opera's suicidal poet

Dr David Garrett

25

February

A bug's life in opera: On Kafka's Metmorphosis

Simon Lobelson

4

March

Richard Strauss: Salome

Prof Michael Halliwell

11

March

New Zealand Singers past and present: Part One

Followed by the Annual General Meeting of NOSG

Murray Dahm

18

March

New Zealand Singers past and present: Part Two

Murray Dahm

25

March

Shostakovich for voice and orchestra

John Pringle AM

1

April

Bach's oratorios for Easter and Ascension

Meg Matthews

8

April

Gaetano Donizetti: Anna Bolena

Dr David Schwartz

15

April

Performance preparation and anecdotes

Ben Oxley

22

April

EASTER MONDAY

No Meeting

29

April

Stories without words: The magic of programme music

Susan Deas

6

May

Handel: Aggrippina

Dr Robert Forgacs

13

May

Claudio Monteverdi: The Return of Ulysses   (Pinchgut Opera)

Liz Neilsen


20

May

Wagner and Offenbach

Dr Peter Bassett

27

May

Gaetano Donizetti: La Fille du Regiment

Dr Hannah Mondry

3

June

Francis Poulenc:  Les Dialogues des Carmelites

Simon Lobelson

10

June

QUEEN' S BIRTHDAY

No Meeting

17

June

A new opera by Jimmy Lopez: Bel Canto 

Prof Michael Halliwell

24

June

Umberto Giordano: Andrea Chenier

Dr David Schwartz

LECTURES RESUME MONDAY 15 JULY 2019    

PROGRAMME CO-ORDINATOR: WENDY HAMLIN