Wednesday, November 10, 2010

John Malkovich for Casanova role in Sydney

Actor John Malkovich will be the star attraction at the 2011  Sydney Festival in The Giacomo Variations, portraying Casanova to the tune of Mozart at the Opera House.

Opening night on January 8th draws up to 250,000 to the Domain and the central business district for the numerous free star acts which this year include Emmy Lou Harris and her Red Dirt Boys and hip hop group Arrested Development .

Los Angeles rock legends Los Lobos will play at Summer Sounds in the Domain on January 15, and the actor John Bell joins the Sydney Symphony and Sydney Philharmonic Choirs for the Symphony in the Domain: Midsummer Shakespeare on January 22 along with Kneehigh Theatre's rendition of The Red Shoes at the Seymour Centre and the singer Paul Kelly over four nights at the City Recital Hall.

Emmy Lou Harris

Over 1000 local and international artists will descend on the city in January to deliver more than 300 free and ticketed performances. Music, dance, film and theatre all feature heavily in the program.

Director Lindy Hume said at the launch today :
"the festival was a celebration of Sydney itself. It would be contemporary, diverse and ambitious, but also ''welcoming, whimsical and slightly eccentric''.''It's for the entire community to just get out there and really live life large,''