Programme 2023/24

Season  2023/2024

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.


11th September 2023 at 19.00


‘Wagner’s Music in Classic Hollywood Cartoons’

Daniel Goldmark



9th October 2023 at 19.00


‘Fricka – Goddess, Sister, Wife Mother’

Derek Blyth

This is a live meeting at the Friends’ Meeting House,

6, Mount Street,


M2 5NS

It will be followed by supper at a local restaurant, details to follow.



13th November 2023 at 19.00

An evening in Conversation with Christopher Maltman,

Wotan, in the Royal Opera’s new Das Rheingold


11th December 2023 at 19.oo

An evening in Conversation with Catherine Foster,

Bayreuth’s current Brunnhilde.



26th February 2024 at 19.00

Please note the revised date of this meeting


An evening in Conversation with Amy Lane,

Director of Longborough Opera’s Ring Cycle


12th February 2024 at 19.00

Wagner’s Melodies, Bellini’s Sinnlichkeit

David Trippett


11th  March 2024 at 19.00

Passion or Fashion?

British Female Wagnerites ‘Out and About ‘ around 1900.

Charlotte Purkis


8th April 2024 at 19.00

From Meistermerker to Meistersinger.

The Swiss background to Wagner’s comic opera.

Chris Walton


13th May 2024 at 19.00




A Study day on Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Derek Blyth


10th June 2024 at 19.00

Wagner and Luther

Susi Liles


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