London pays tribute to Patrice Chéreau (who only worked here once)

London pays tribute to Patrice Chéreau (who only worked here once)


norman lebrecht

November 29, 2013

Press release:


photo: Lebrecht Music&Arts

On Sunday 15 December, the Young Vic will present a celebration of the life and work of Patrice Chéreau who died on 7 October 2013.

Friends and colleagues will present excerpts of the films, opera and stage productions of one of the great theatre artists of our time.

The evening will include …

Memories of Chéreau and reflections on his work from Daniel Barenboim, Dame Gwyneth Jones, Kerry Fox, Katie Mitchell, Alex Ross, Esa-Pekka Salonen, David Lan and others.

John Fulljames, Associate Director of Opera at the Royal Opera House, will discuss Chéreau’s production of Der Ring des Nibelungen with Donald McIntyre who sang the role of Wotan.

James Rutherford will sing Abendlich strahlt der Sonne Auge from Das Rheingold  accompanied by David Syrus, Head of Music for The Royal Opera.

Jack Laskey and Tom Brooke will perform an extract from the Young Vic’s 2011 production of Jon Fosse’s I Am The Wind, Chéreau’s only UK production and his last theatre production anywhere.


Email contact: memorial@Youngvic. org