Programme 2021/22

Season  2021/2022

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.


13th September 2021 at 19.00


‘Die Meistersinger von Bayreuth’

A Survey of famous singers who have trodden the boards on the Green Hill

Derek Blyth



11th October 2021 at 19.00


Wagner and ‘Metamotives

Motives which span more than one work in slightly different guises.

Kevin Stephens



8th November 2021 at 19.00


Wagner in Venice

Simon Rees


13th December 2021

Birmingham Opera Company’s production of ‘Das Rheingold’

A talk by Richard Willacy, Executive Director of the Birmingham Opera Company



10th January 2022 at 19.00


The Perfect Wagnerite

George Bernard Shaw on opera and Wagner from 1876-1898

David Gosling


14th February 2022 at 19.00

Roger Scruton and Wagner

John Payne


21st  March 2022 at 19.00

Conducting Das Rheingold and Die Walküre

Anthony Negus.

We hope that this will be a live event in Manchester as well as on Zoom


11th April 2022 at 19.00



23rd May 2022 at 19.00

Frank Castorf’s Bayreuth Ring

Mark Berry



A Study day on Parsifal

Live, we hope, or on Zoom

Derek Blyth



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