SIMON TEDESCHI AND JOHN BELL

Sunday 30 September 2018  |  2:30PM

BRIGHT STAR

“A thing of beauty is a joy for ever…”
- John Keats, Endymion

Australian theatre icon, John Bell AO OBE and internationally acclaimed pianist Simon Tedeschi renew their triumphant partnership, exploring the life, love and genius of two bright stars of the Romantic era - John Keats and Franz Schubert.

Though they never met, these contemporaneous geniuses of literature and music were kindred spirits: both died young, having loved a woman beyond his reach due to superior social standing, and both created masterpieces which still resonate strongly today.

Performing some of the most beloved poems of Keats including Bright Star, Ode to a Nightingale and La Belle Dame Sans Merci alongside Schubert’s Ave Maria, Winterreise and Sonata No.18 in G major (‘Fantasie’), Bell and Tedeschi share insights and exchange views in a spontaneous conversation on the enduring power of these timeless works and the lives of the artists who created them.

Photo credits:

John Bell: Pierre Toussaint
Simon Tedeschi: Cole Bennetts

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