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The corruption of innocence is at the heart of Verdi’s potent tragedy in David McVicar’s production for The Royal Opera. Rigoletto, court jester to the libertine Duke of Mantua, is cursed by the father of one of the Duke’s victims for his irreverent laughter. When the Duke seduces Rigoletto’s daughter Gilda, it seems the curse is taking effect…David McVicar’s production highlights the cruelty at the heart of the court of Mantua. Richly dressed courtiers engage in orgies and revelries to Verdi’s heady, spirited dances.
Christopher Wheeldon, Artistic Associate of The Royal Ballet, created his adaptation of Shakespeare’s late great romance The Winter’s Tale for The Royal Ballet in 2014. Building on the success of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Winter’s Tale received ecstatic praise at its premiere, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for its intelligent, distinctive and emotionally powerful story, told through exquisite dance. It is now widely judged to be a modern ballet classic.
Verdi’s life-long love affair with Shakespeare’s works began with Macbeth, a play he considered to be ‘one of the greatest creations of man’. With his librettist, Francesco Maria Piave, Verdi set out to create ‘something out of the ordinary’. Their success is borne out in every bar of a score that sees Verdi at his most theatrical: it bristles with demonic energy. The warrior Macbeth fights on the side of the King of Scotland – but when a coven of witches prophesy that he shall become king himself, a ruthless ambition drives Macbeth and his wife to horrific acts. Murder makes Macbeth king, and intrigue and butchery are the hallmarks of his brief, doomed reign. The witches make another prediction, which also comes true: Macbeth and his lady lose their lives, and justice is restored.
Presenting The Marley Experience the UK’s No1 sound , look & Vibe alike Bob Marley & The Wailers Tribute band. Performing the hits, classics & singalongs from the extensive Bob Marley & the Wailers catalog like Punky Reggae Party, One Love , Jamming, No woman No Cry, I Shot the Sheriff, Kinky Reggae & many many more.
Lionart (Lead Vocals ) has performed on stage alongside famous Reggae stars such as Stephen Marley, Dawn Penn, Errol Dunkley, David (Ram Dance) Rodigan & has been the lead vocalist in bands such as the Friendly fire band & the Roots Ambassadors as well as playing trumpet for Reggae band Natural Mystic. Lionart has enjoyed performing at UK festivals the most notable being Glastonbury, Boomtown Fair, One love Festival, Reggae Garden festival & many more. He as also performed overseas in Italy, Turkey, Spain & the Netherlands & aims to bring the international message of peace & love Worldwide.
Lionart has a natural flare for all things Bob Marley & as well as being a close look alike & authentic sound alike , Lionart brings the the passion of the legendary Bob Marley to his performances.
THE BAND ( The Hailers )
The band named “ The Hailers” are a group of seasoned professionals with many of our band members appearing on stage with the likes of Pato Banton, Maxi Priest, the Skatalites, members of the Junior Marvin’s “Wailers band”& many more. Also featuring drummer ” Charlie “Aitch” Bembridge” from the famous UK Ska band ” Selecter”. All of our band members are dedicated & committed to bringing our audiences to closest thing to the original Wailers sound paying Tribute to the Originator & undisputed King of Reggae Music…The Honorable Mr Robert Nesta Marley better known as………….
On 14 November 1987, a promising conductor called Simon Rattle made his Berliner Philharmoniker debut with Gustav Mahler’s Sixth Symphony. Looking back Rattle says, I felt that I was finding my voice on that day. Mahler’s multifaceted work is again on the programme when Sir Simon appears for the last time as chief conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker. Sir Simon Rattle’s Farewell Concert will be broadcast live to cinemas on 20 June 2018, with exclusive interviews and programme insights featured as part of this historic event.
The Berliner Philharmonikerorchestra conducted by Sir Simon Rattle for the last time
Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 8