Programme 2020/21

Season  2020/2021

Our events include talks, study days and the occasional social gathering.

We are always pleased to see new faces as well as former and current members of course!

Please feel free to contact our Secretary if you have any queries.

Our lectures take place online using  Zoom technology.  Please use the contact form, below, to request an invitation.


14th September 2020 at 19.00


Amfortas – the wound!

The concept of injury and recovery in Wagner and in medieval legend and literature.

Derek Blyth


28th October 2020 at 19.00


To be announced



9th November 2020 at 19.00


Post-war ‘Ring’ productions at Bayreuth

Derek Blyth



14th December 2020 at 19.00


Götterdämmerung: The Beginning of the End of the Ring

A talk on the prologue to Act 1 of the music-drama

Ian McLennan



11th January 2021 at 19.00


Wagner and Revolution

John Payne


22nd February 2021 at 19.00

Adrian Boult and Wagner: What Might Have Been.

Adrian Brown


8th March 2020 at 19.00

Opus Metaphysicum :an empty phrase

Michael Fend


12th April 2021 at 19.00

A Theology of Wagner’s Ring Cycle

Prof. Richard H. Bell


10th May 2021 at 19.00

From Page to Stage – Directing Tristan un Isolde at Longborough

Carmen Jacobi





The illustration is from ‘The Dawn of Time’ by Theresa Newham. The original is in the possession of our president and is used with kind permission of the artist.


Please be aware that views expressed by our speakers do not, necessarily, reflect the views of the society.