Jeffrey Tate forged a legacy of Wagnerian heroism in Adelaide ever since the acclaimed Australian production of theRing Cycle in 1998. Returning in 2016 as Principal Guest conductor and Artistic Adviser, he directs this massive production of epic romance, reuniting us with old heroes and introducing us to new. Young Australian pianist Jayson Gillham comes to Adelaide for the first time, performing one of Beethoven’s most tuneful works, the tenderly lyrical Third Piano Concerto.
Beethoven’s other Third, Eroica, provides the inspiration for Richard Strauss’sEin Heldenleben (‘A Hero’s Life’). Commencing at breakneck speed, Strauss tells his own life story using a massive cast of musicians and a spectacular array of orchestral effects. Opening the night, the dazzling layered melodies of Wagner’s magnificent Prelude to Die Meistersinger underpin the grand lyricism and majesty of the whole evening.
For insights into the music making by special guests Great Classics series, attend these free talks. One hour prior to each concert, they’re held in the auditorium of the Festival Theatre.
A HERO'S LIFE - Great Classics 4
Sat 29 Oct, 7:30pm
Tickets from $69
Bookings through BASSwww.bass.net.au or 131 246