Our programme for October which features Patrice Chereau, the French opera and theatre director, filmmaker, actor and producer who died 5 years ago on the 7th October. The month also features some early films from Steven Spielberg, one of the most popular directors and producers in film history.
This year’s DER RING DES NIEBELUNGEN is the Bayreuth Centenary production by Patrice Chereau. This Ring created one of the biggest scandals in the history of the Bayreuth Festival at the 1976 premiere, getting almost booed off stage with tumultuous audience protests but by the last performances in 1980, when this recording was made, it was hailed as a masterpiece with unprecedented hour-long standing ovations
We also feature Richard Strauss’ ELEKTRA, another of Chereau’s productions, his last, as he died three months after its premiere and you can also see Patrice Chereau as an actor in THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS starring Daniel Day-Lewis.
The early Steven Spielberg films are all classics: JAWS (1975), RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981) and E.T. THE EXRA TERESTRIAL (1982).
To end the month we have a piano recital given by WESSEL van WYKE, one of South Africa’s most prominent classical pianists. After having won the first prize in the international Bösendorfer Piano Competition during his music studies in Vienna, Austria, he returned to South Africa to establish himself as one of this country’s most active and versatile musicians.
He will play a programme of Chopin’s 14 waltzes.
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the programme for October 2018
R120 including wine.
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