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Screening of one act from the spectacular Valencia Ring

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Saturday 18 Jan 2020
3:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Queensland Multicultural Centre

At our first meeting for 2020, on Saturday January 18th, at 3:00 pm, we’ll be ushering in the ‘Year of the Ring’ with a screening of part of the spectacular production created for the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, Valencia, in 2007. Gӧtterdämmerung Prologue and Act One (up to Hagen’s ‘watch’) will be shown. The conductor is Zubin Mehta and the director Carlus Padrissa for the company La Fura dels Baus. The DVD recording was made in 2008, and I saw a live performance in Valencia in 2009 and remember it vividly. It uses extraordinary video feeds on giant monitors, and therefore gives us a taste of what we can expect with the November 2020 Brisbane Ring. The cast includes Jennifer Wilson, Lance Ryan and Matti Salminen. The screening will last about 75 minutes without a break. Do come and help us launch the ‘Year of the Ring’!

Peter Bassett