Theatre director Sir Peter Hall has died yesterday aged 86
Peter Hall founded the Royal Shakespeare Company, as well as the Peter Hall Company and the Rose Theatre in Kingston upon Thames. He was director of the National Theatre from 1973 – 1988 and artistic director of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera from 1984 – 1990.
The 2017 Proms season drew to a close on Saturday, and Lebrecht photographer Chris Christodoulou was on hand to capture the action of the famous Last Night performance. Click here for images, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more images of this year’s Proms season, click here.
The controversial new film Matilda tellls the story of a love affair between Nicholas II and Mathilde Kschessinskaya, a prima ballerina at the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg. Some members of the Orthodox Russian Church claim the film is blasphemous because it depicts the Tsar (who was canonised by the Russian Orthodox Church in 2000) in erotic scenes. A movement called Christian State-Holy Rus, a radical Russian Orthodox movement, has warned that ‘cinemas will burn’ if the film is screened.
The Last Night of the Proms is coming up this Saturday! Lebrecht photographer Chris Christodoulou will be there recording the action. Contact us at email@example.com to arrange delivery of images.
Take a look at this year’s Proms highlights here, or delve into the archive here to view the Last Night of Prom seasons past.
Kontarsky was best known for performing contemporary works for two pianos with his brother Alfons. As a duet, they gave the world premiere performances of works by Luciano Berio, Sylvano Bussotti, Mauricio Kagel, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Henri Pousseur, Luis de Pablo, and Bernd Alois Zimmermann.