opera / “Don Quichotte” (Don Quixote), Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House until March 28. Reviewed by HELEN MUSA.
“DINNER with Monsieur Chopin” is an unusual fundraising event for the 3rd Australian International Chopin Piano Competition, coming up in September.
Organised by The Friends of Chopin Australia, it is intended as an evening of “Polish Nostalgia”, in which guests are invited into the salon of Countess Delfina Potocka in Paris, where prominent Polish émigrés can find the atmosphere and culture of their beloved motherland.
Among the elite guests will be eminent Polish pianist, composer and gourmet Fryderyk Chopin. But guests will just have to be there to find out how they manage that. A hint is that actor Raoul Craemer will narrate and pianist Linus Lee will perform, during a three course dinner and a toast the Old Country .
There will be lucky door and raffle prizes including a book auction. The bar will be open to purchase a range of Polish beers, wine and vodkas. Dress is to be period or formal.
“Dinner with Monsieur Chopin”, Polish Australian White Eagle Club, 38 David Street, Turner, 6.30 for 7pm, Saturday, August 12. Bookings essential to goo.gl/4dN72n or 0466 18458 or firstname.lastname@example.org