Northside Opera Study Group meets each Monday morning in Lindfield. The group welcomes both long-term opera enthusiasts as well as newcomers who want to learn more about the subject, and those who would like to share their interest in music and opera.
Their programmes are wide and varied and cover traditional as well as contemporary opera. The weekly lectures are presented by distinguished artists, musicians and academics using the latest audiovisual equipment and include performances by up and coming singers as well as an annual concert by students from the Conservatorium of Music.
Visitors and new members are always welcome. The first visit is free. Subsequent visits are $20 per lecture or $100 per semester.This includes morning tea and access to their extensive library of DVDs, CDs and books.
The meetings for May and June:
5 May Beware the pale, fascinating man: Marschner’s The Vampire David Garrett
12 May Voices from heaven: Vivaldi’s orphans Sue Barr
19 May Pinchgut: The Chimney Sweep Salieri Genevieve Huppert & Liz Nielsen
26 May Early Puccini (Le Villi, Edgar) Francesco Assenza
2 June Mozart’s great opere seria Victoria Watson
9 June QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY No Meeting
16 June The Coronation of Poppea Monteverdi Brian Fitzgerald
23 June Opera as philosophy Dr Goetz Richter
30 June Il Viaggio A Reims Rossini Dr David Schwartz
Phone: Ross Hayes: 9579 4625/ John Sanders: 9412 2581/ Michael Berman: 9416 7779