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Die Winterreise at The Malthouse Melbourne

July 20, 2011toJuly 31, 2011

* MELBOURNE

Malthouse Theatre’s director Matthew Lutton, has re-imagined Franz Schubert’s themes of loneliness and acceptance in a triptych of art forms

  • Friday 22 July 2011 Opening night
  • Season 20-31 July 2011

Franz Schubert composed a genre defining song cycle of a lovelorn wanderer in 1827.  In 2011 Malthouse Theatre’s new Artistic Associate, director Matthew Lutton, has re-imagined its themes of loneliness and acceptance in a triptych of art forms.  An actor, a singer and a dancer of differing ages all tracing their own beautiful yet anguished journeys through weathered landscapes.

An ageing man is haunted by his earlier selves under the oppressive glare of the unforgiving Australian sun.  A lone figure of despair and disappointment, he steps into the fading evening of his past, and is battered by the sounds and images of his history.   Can he rekindle his passions to weather the extremities of his final reckoning, or must he finally be done with dreaming?

Paul Capsis (The Threepenny Opera) features in a career-defining role unlike any audiences have witnessed before along with  international dancer James O’Hara, renowned jazz pianist Alister Spence and theatre veteran George Shevtsov. With choreography from Chrissie Parrott, and additional text
by Tom Holloway, the result is Schubert’s magnificent music bought to life in unexpected ways.

VENUE: MERLYN THEATRE, THE MALTHOUSE, 113 STURT ST SOUTHBANK VIC 3006
OPENING NIGHT: FRIDAY 22 JULYAT 7:30PM
SEASON: 20 – 31 JULY. WEDNESDAY TO SATURDAY 7:30PM. TUESDAY 6.30PM, SUNDAY 31 JULY AT
5PM. MATINEES: THURSDAY 28 JULY 1PM, SATURDAY 30 JULY 2PM.
BOOKING INFO: WWW.MALTHOUSETHEATRE.COM.AU / 03 9685 5111

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