Ryuichi Sakamoto | Opus

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Ryuichi Sakamoto | Opus

22 June 2024 @ 5:00 pm
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One event on 22 June 2024 at 5:00 pm

One event on 6 July 2024 at 6:00 pm

Date and time:

Saturday, June 15, 2024, 8.00pm
Saturday, June 22, 2024, 5.00pm
Saturday, July 6, 2024, 6pm

20 pieces, 5 decades, 1 performance. RYUICHI SAKAMOTO | OPUS features award-winning music from Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence and The Last Emperor, amongst other seminal scores and piano compositions, in his last performance.

Filmed by his son, Neo Sora, it “conjures emotions we don’t have names for.” IndieWire

On March 28th, 2023, legendary composer Ryuichi Sakamoto passed away after his struggle against cancer. In the years leading up to his death, Sakamoto could no longer perform live. Despite this, in late 2022, Sakamoto mustered all his energy to leave the world with one final performance: a concert film, featuring just him and his piano.

Curated by Sakamoto himself and presented in his chosen order, the twenty pieces performed in the film wordlessly narrate his life through his music. The selection spans his entire career, from his popstar Yellow Magic Orchestra period, to his magnificent Bertolucci film scores, to music from his meditative final album, 12. Intimately filmed in a space he knew well, surrounded by his most trusted collaborators, Sakamoto bares his soul through his music, knowing this may be the last time that he can present his art.

A celebration of an artist’s life in the purest sense, Ryuichi Sakamoto | Opus is the definitive swan song of the beloved maestro.

Ticket Information

Cinema Club Members
Concession tickets include students, senior citizens and Special ID Holders (SID).

Venue Information

Spazju Kreattiv Cinema

St James Cavalier, Castille Place
Valletta, Malta

Additional Information

1 hour 43 mins
Japanese with English subtitles