“Mahler ‘s Wagner at the Hofoper in Vienna”, with Roger Neill

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  • "Mahler 's Wagner at the Hofoper in Vienna", with Roger Neill
    12 May 2021
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

“Mahler ‘s Wagner at the Hofoper in Vienna”,

with Roger Neill

Zoom Webinar: 6.30pm, 12 May 2021




Roger Neill will explore the lasting influence of Gustav Mahler on the performance of Wagner, illustrating his talk with pioneering recordings of Mahler’s greatest singers. Mahler was a great champion of Wagner during histen years as director of the Hofoper (1897-1907), conducting 648 performances himself (of 63 different operas), a quarter of them of Wagner.


Roger Neill

Roger is an expert on the innovators, artists, writers and musicians of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He was founding director of the Centre for Creativity at City University London. He helped Sam Wanamaker to re-build Shakespeare’s Globe in London and was founder of the contemporary music orchestra Sinfonia 21 and chairman of Endymion Ensemble. His most recent book is Divas: Mathilde Marchesi and her Pupils and he was co-producer of the 4CD set, From Melba to Sutherland: Australian Singers on Record. He is currently secretary of the Historic Singers Charitable Trust (Historic Masters). He started his working life as a rock musician.

This online event is £5 to all members, £10 for non-members (Refundable on joining) and free for students/under 30s.  Please register your interest below and you will be sent a Zoom link in good time for the lecture, probably during the previous day. (Please do not contact us for the link unless it has not been received immediately before the lecture is due to begin.) If you wish to make a donation, please do so via our website (see button to the right) or contact treasurer@wagnersociety.org.   (NOTE: Joint members intending to watch this lecture together only need to register once.)




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