The Wagner Society of NSW presents The Ups and Downs of Wagner on Film, a lecture given by Heath Lees. Emeritus Professor of Music at Auckland University. In this talk Professor Lees will discuss the various portrayals on film of Wagner-biography and Wagner-performance.
For 25 years, Professor Lees has been a broadcaster, writer and musicologist and presented popular introductory lectures for all 3 cycles during the Opera Australia Ring in Melbourne in 2013. To illustrate his points, he used The Ring – A Tale told in Music four newly pressed DVDs, a unique mixture of education and entertainment, with his own blend of humour and wisdom. During his research Professor Lees discovered a number of films about Wagner going back almost a century, creating the foundation for this special presentation.
All welcome: $20 members and $25 guests