South African Wagner Society

Wagner’s Liebestod transcribed for piano – Not Lost In Translation


While I was preparing my first performance of Wagner's "Liebestod" in Liszt's transcription for piano, I studied various other transcriptions. Using the painter Goya's etchings of the works of Velázquez as a metaphor, I explore how the different transcriptions say as much about the transcribers as it does about the original.

Wagner’s Liebestod transcribed for piano – Not Lost In Translation2009-11-12T07:33:39+02:00

“La Scala di Seta” – Synopsis



January 2009: Artscape Theatre

Catch  “La Scala di Seta” 12 and 13 June 2009 at Atrscape Theatre


LaScala FB sized poster


Dormont is the teacher and guardian of the beautiful Giulia, and he is determined that she will marry Blansac despite her continual rejection of his advances. The fact is that Giulia is already married to Blansac’s friend Dorvil, who every night is able to exercise his conjugal rights because Giulia lowers a ladder made of silk down to him from [read more…]

“La Scala di Seta” – Synopsis2009-06-07T19:53:45+02:00

Dangerous Liaisons – Albert Combrink talks to Sunnyboy Dladla


The tenor who was almost a nurse

Sunnyboy Dladla at 20 Tenors

DANGEROUS LIAISONS: Bel Canto Arias and Duets of Love & Intrigue

Beau Soleil Music School
12 Salisbury Rd, Kenilworth
Adults R50, Children R20

I love listening to Sunnyboy’s voice. It is a clear and bright sound that goes up and down the scale without sounding tight, tense or pinched. He can reach those stratospheric high notes that are so thrilling in operatic music. Sunnyboy sounds young and fresh, no wobble in sight, without any of the suicidal gasps and chest-beating one expects [read more…]

Dangerous Liaisons – Albert Combrink talks to Sunnyboy Dladla2009-05-25T20:46:39+02:00
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