Event Nocturne for Lovers
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Venue Fairfax Studio, Melbourne, VIC
Umbrella Event Melbourne Festival 1999
First Date 22 October 1999
Opening Date 22 October 1999
Last Date 30 October 1999
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description Leslie Caron makes a welcome return to our shores in Nocturne for Lovers, a dramatic celebration of the love affair between George Sand and Frederic Chopin. George Sand was a woman who spent her life in the pursuit of happiness. She wore trousers, smoked cigars and her affairs had already caused quite a scandal among the establishment by the time she had met the young composer.
Deftly directed by Roger Hodgman, their tumultuous relationship is told through Sand's eloquent letters intertwined by the rapturous music of Chopin, played by renowned concert pianist David Abramovist.
See Nocturn
Description Source Brochure
Primary Genre Music Theatre
Secondary Genre Test Biographical
Subjects Love
Relationships
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Leslie Caron Actor George Sands
Gavin Lambert Adaptor
Bruno Villien Author
Roger Hodgman Director
Adam Howe Lighting Designer
David Abramovitz Pianist Frederic Chopin
Trina Parker Set Designer
Works
Text Nationality France
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Brochure Melbourne Festival 1999 guide
Event Identifier 100838