Northside Opera Study Group Inc.
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Northside Opera Study Group

PROGRAM FOR 2021
Second semester:  Live meetings will resume when COVID restrictions allow
Lectures commence at 10.00 am

We are currently meeting at St David's Church in the larger hall upstairs where there is lots of space with the requisite restrictions in place. These include wearing of masks, social  distancing and the use of hand sanitisers which together virtually guarantee zero transmission of the COVID virus.

DAY

MONTH

TOPIC

LECTURER

12

July

Meeting cancelled due to COVID restrictions


19

July

Zemlinsky:  A Foreign Tragedy

Prof Michael Ewans

26

July

New perspectives of Verdi's  Otello

Murray Dahm

2

August

Verdi:  Aida

Murray Dahm

9

August

Offenbach:  Tales of Hoffman - Lessons in love... and loss

Dr David Schwartz

16

August

Bach:  St Mathew Passion Part 2

Dr Robert Forgacs

23

August

Singing the Holocaust: Sophie's Choice/ The Passenger

Prof Michael Halliwell

30

August

Wagner in Italy - plus an update on the Brisbane Ring

Dr Peter Bassett

6

September

Tchaikovsky:  Queen of Spades  (Pace Pushkin)

John Pringle AM

13

September

Humperdinck:  Hansel and Gretel

Dr Hannah Mondrey

20

September

Kurt Weill's American opera: Street Scene

Dr David Schwartz
27 September Janacek: Vec Makropulos Murray Dahm 

4

October LABOUR DAY No Meeting

11

October

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

Dr Neil McEwan AM

18

October

Censorship in opera

Ben Oxley
25 October Rameau:  Platee - Pinchgut Opera Elizabeth Nielsen

1

November

Wagner:  Lohengrin - origins and influences of Wagner's magical opera

Dr John Carmody

8

November Atilla and the creation of  the  Italian Fatherland Andy Morton

15

November

The value of music

Genevieve Lang

22

November Christmas Party/Concert Conservatorium students
Lectures resume Monday 7 February 2022

PATRON: JOHN PRINGLE AM      

PROGRAMME CO-ORDINATOR: WENDY HAMLIN