- with Alex Haigh (tenor)
Puccini never composed for film, but his music was co-opted by film directors on a regular basis; he even filed a law suit or two to stop them! However we know he had a long-lasting correspondence with Thomas Edison and a love of modern technology. It was likely that he was fond of cinemas, too — as long as they didn’t steal his music!
In this morning’s lecture we will discover how Puccini’s music has pervaded cinema sound tracks making him one of the world’s most influential film composers never to have written for the movies! Alex will take us from his early years through to his untimely death. Looking at some of his best loved works, we will discover how Puccini created ideas that paved the way for the silver screen.
- Concert Duration:
- approx. 1⅘ hours