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From Don Giovanni to Peking Opera

23 April, 2021

Yiyun Gu presents

From Don Giovanni to Peking Opera

Friday 23 April 2021

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Friday 23 April 2021

duration: 60 minutes
times: 7pm AEST
ticket price: $25 – $38
bookings: 03 9662 9966

Virtuoso pianist Yiyun Gu plays music by Liszt, Goossens and young female Chinese composer, Wang A Mao.

The mysterious incidental music by Goossens was written for Maugham’s play East of Suez, which was based on a story set in Beijing in 1920s.

A-Mao’s work was inspired by the traditional Chinese Peking opera. With the power of solo piano, she brings the five main Peking opera characters to life (male/female, young/old, hero/clown), conjuring the colourful costumes, painted faces, movements, gestures.

Based on themes from Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni, Liszt’s dramatic fantasy Réminiscences de Don Juan demands technical brilliance, and it will bring the whole recital to a marvellous conclusion.


Eugene Goossens
Suite from ‘East of Suez’, Op.33

Wang A Mao
Sheng, Dan, Jing, Mo, Chou

Franz Liszt
Réminiscences de Don Juan, S.418

Ticket Prices:

Be part of the limited live audience at the venue: $38
Livestream at home: $25



If you are unable to tune into the performance on the night, please email us at [email protected] to let us know. We will be able to give you access to the recording of the broadcast a few days after the live event.

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fortyfivedownstairs theatre
45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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