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Mastersingers: History and Depiction 2015Wagner Society of Scotland

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All events of the Wagner Society of Scotland take place at the Edinburgh Society of Musicians, 3 Belford Road, Edinburgh EH4 3BL on Sunday evenings 7.30-9.30pm unless otherwise specified. Prospective members are assured of a warm welcome.

Tonight's speaker, Gordon Shiach, writes: "I propose to talk first about the historic figure of Hans Sachs, and the development and activities of the Mastersingers in 16th century Nürnberg. In the second part of the talk I will look at Wagner's characterisation of Sachs, and the portrayal of the Mastersingers in the opera, illustrated musically by excerpts from CDs of a classic performance of the opera.
"When I retired after 25 years on the Sheriff Court bench, I decided to follow-up my existing interest in opera by studying by distance learning at Rose Bruford College, Sidcup, Kent. I graduated BA with Honours in Opera Studies in 2005. My research project for the Honours year of the course was on 'Imagery in Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg', supervised by Dr Jane Schopf (who is to address the Wagner Society of Scotland in February 2015) although my talk is not based on that project."

Admission: Members £7 / Non-Members £10 

Performance DatesMastersingers: History and Depiction 2015

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18 Jan, 19.30

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