Sat 18th to Sunday 19th May 2013
Supported by Creative England
We dedicate a full weekend to celebrate the 200th birthday of the great composer, theatre director, polemicist, conductor Richard Wagner who was born in Leipzig, Germany on 22 May 1813. Dominating the world’s stages with his operas, later known as "music dramas", Wagner advanced the musical language to such an extraordinary degree that he is sometimes credited having started modern music.
WAGNER CENTENARY WEEKEND events at Aldeburgh Cinema include
WITH HELMET SWORD AND SPEAR?
An Illustrated Talk by Patrick Carnegy
DIE WALKUERE – THE VALKYRIE
A full screening of the complete opera in the legendary 1993 Bayreuth production
With special guests Dame Anne Evans, Horant Hohlfeld, introduced by Humphrey Burton
A full screening of the complete film!
Special guest: the film’s director, Tony Palmer
Directed by Tony Palmer, UK/Austria/Hungary, 466 minutes
Starring Richard Burton as Richard Wagner, with Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud and Vanessa Redgrave
"A masterpiece" (The Sunday Times)
"One of the most beautiful films ever made" (Los Angeles Times)
“A monumental film … a complete work of art … truly visionary” (Der Spiegel)
Winner of the Emmy Award, “Best Drama” at the New York and London Film Festivals, and many more
More information soon!