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News from the Members

News from the Richard Wagner Society (Victoria)
The lively and enterprising Wagner Society in Victoria Australia has sent us a report of their activities - including sending their first young artist to the Bayreuth Festival this year.
Wagner’s Mastersingers: Harmony out of Discord, Melbourne, Australia (13, 17, 19, 22 November

In association with Opera Australia’s forthcoming Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg production in
November in Melbourne, The Richard Wagner Society (Victoria, Australia) is hosting preperformance
opera presentations by Professor Heath Lees. Appropriately they will be held at St
John’s Lutheran Church, Southgate, 5 minutes’ walk to Melbourne’s Arts Centre. For further
information and bookings http://wagnermelb.org.au/meistersinger

Greg Eldridge wins The Richard Wagner Society (Victoria)’s Young Musician Award 2018
Greg Eldridge, a young up?and?coming director, has won the Society’s Young Musician Award 2018.
His prize is accommodation and tickets for the 2018 Bayreuth Festival. Greg was a Jette Parker
scholar at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. In 2013 he worked with Maestro Negus in Longborough and then as Assistant Director for Neil Armfeld’s 2016 Melbourne Ring.