*** The Circle is in recess because of Covid19. *** Please check with the Convener, the Club’s website, the next Circles Calendar and a President’s message for the date for resumption.
Third Monday of the Month
A concert (venue and time as per notice) or 10.00 for 10.30 am in the Lyceum Rooms
Members and guests welcome
Monday, 20 January: Carmen by Bizet: Metropolitan Opera; Alagna, Garanca and Tahu Rhodes
Monday, 17 February: Carmen Jones: Harry Belafonte and Dorothy Dandridge
Monday, 16 March: Concerto – A Beethoven Journey: Leif Ove Andsnes; Piano
November: Waldbuhne Berlin 2018 Goodbye Sir Simon Berlin Philharmonic
October: Tribute to Pavarotti Documentary
September: Becoming Traviata Natalie Dessay. Documentary
** Please note change of day and date -Tuesday, 8 October: Visit to the Conservatorium
August: Richard Strauss Gala
June: Soliti – Journey of a Lifetime or Krysztof Penderecki – Paths through the Labyrinth
May: Fidelio Part 2 Rec Valencia 2006
April: Giselle Australian Ballet
March: Robin Hood Part 2
February: Robin Hood– the opera Part 1. Finnish National Opera. DVD approx. 121 mins.
November: U Carmen e Khayelitsha – South African film. Carmen as you have never seen before. DVD approx. 120 mins. Followed by lunch at the Customs House
October: Ludwig van Beethoven. Leonore Overture No 3; Symphony No 9 in D Minor, West Eastern Divan Orchestra. Chor der Deutschen Staatsoper Berlin. Conductor Daniel Barenboim. DVD approx.96 mins.
September: The Magic Flute Salzburg Festival 2002. Act 2.Approx. 103mins
August: The Magic Flute Opera by Mozart. Ingmar Bergman production 1975. Act 1.approx. 75 mins
July: Candide – operetta by Leonard Bernstein. Concert format conducted by Leonard Bernstein Act 2
June: The Australian Ballet Manon
May: House of Dreams – Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
April: First Public Performance Sydney Opera House Sir Charles Mackerras Conducting
March: Wagner vs Verdi Documentary
Monday, 19 February: Ioan Holender Farewell Concert
2017 Music Circles
November: DVD African Footprint (Musical) approx. 89 mins. Rec in South Africa, World Premier 11th May 2017
October: DVD Written on Skin (Opera) approx. 90 mins. Premiered 2012, New Work. First performance at ROHC March 2013. Recorded in 2013 ROHC
September: DVD The Enchanted Island Part 2 approx. 82 mins Inspired by The Tempest and A Midsummer Night’s Dream
August: DVD The Enchanted Island (A Baroque Pastiche) Part 1
July: DVD Cabaret Musical
June: combined with Walking into History Circle for demonstration of Brisbane City Hall Organ
May: CD Amir Farad plays Javad Maroufi, recorded 2014. Instrumental.
April: Change of date due to Easter. DVD “Death in Venice” Ballet John Neumeier; recorded Baden-Baden 2004.
March: DVD “Robin Hood.” Act 1 (composed 2013) approx. 80 mins. Recorded Finland 2013. “Opera for all the family”.
February: Anna Russell “The (First) Farewell Concert.” Recorded at the Baltimore Museum of Art Nov 1984.
November: World Hits from Berlin to Broadway, Renee Fleming and Klaus Florian Vogt, Staatskapelle Dresden, Conducted by Christian Thielemann, Semperoper DresdenOctober: Cox and Box. Gilbert and Sullivan “1 Act” London Symphony Orchestra
September: La Finta Giardiniera W.A Mozart. Edited 1st Act, Acts 2 and 3. Salzburger Festspiele
August: Platee (Plataea) by Jean Philippe Rameau Acts 2 and 3, Opera National de Paris
July: The Elgar Cello concerto, opus 85, Jacqueline du Pre, The New Philharmonic Orchestra. Beethoven Piano Trio No 5 in D major Op. 70, No 1 Jacqueline du Pre, Daniel Barenboim, Pinchas Zukerman. Remastered in 2012
June Spartacus by Khachaturian, Acts 1 and 3 with Carlos Acosta, Bolshoi Ballet Palais Garnier
May Platee (Plataea) by Jean Philippe Rameau , Acts 2 and 3, Opera National de Paris, 2002
April In The Footsteps of Famous Composers Jacques Offenbach 2012 DVD 50 mins.
March Enigma Variations and Hidden Portrait by Elgar
February Orpheus in the Underworld by Jacques Offenbach. 1971 production from the Hamburg State Opera. DVD 101 mins.
November West Side Story
October No Circle
August The Young Pavarotti DVD
July The New Desert Song with Kathryn Grayson and Gordon MacRae
June J. S. Bach St. Matthew Passion Recorded Baden-Baden 2005. Ballet choreographed by John Neumeier set to the Oratorio St Matthew Passion
May Rameau Les Indes Galantes (no translation) opera ballet Acts 3 and 4
April Verdi Requiem
March Britten The Turn of the Screw
February Jill Perryman and June Bronhill Live in Australia BP Supershow (DVD 61 mins)
November Act Three Siegfried by Richard Wagner, Staatsoper Stuttgart, 2002-3 production Lisa Gasteen as Brunhilde, Jon FredricWest as Siegfried
October Carmina Burana by Carl Orf
September Béla Bartók Bluebeard’s Castle conducted by Sir Georg Solti
August Beethoven for All Documentary on Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra plus Fourth Movement of the Ninth Symphony
July Igor Stravinsky Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring)
June Sappho Acts Two and Three
May Sappho Peggy Glanville- Hicks. Overture and Act One. This is the first recording of Peggy Glanville Hicks last grand opera, recorded in 2012 and is quite a tale in its own right. Audio – Running time 61 minutes
April No Circle (Easter)
March A Feather on the Breath of God by Hildegard von Bingen, performed by, Emma Kirkby, Gothic Voices and Andrew Lawrence-King – Audio DVD The Life of Hildegard von Bingen