- with Aidan Coburn
Operatic deaths come in many splendours; this lecture will discuss how the theme of death is dealt with in opera history, looking at the evolution of great operatic death scenes and the impact of the emotionally exploitative onstage tragedy in adding a dimension of unsettling personal involvement. There will be shared operatic trade secrets (as well as humorous anecdotes) of singers in the throes of death!
Opera is for everyone whether you are new to opera or a seasoned aficionado! You do not need to be an expert to enjoy our performance based lectures. Of course, the more you know, the more there is to enjoy! With that in mind we aim to make each class informative, interactive and entertaining, offering singer’s insights illustrated with live performance and well known recordings. These lectures form the bridge across the footlights, bringing you nearer to opera singers and their diverse, enriching art form; increasing your knowledge and enjoyment of opera.
No previous qualifications are necessary to attend. The audience is not required to sing!
‘For anyone wanting a performer’s eye view of opera, Opera Prelude is ideal: lecture demonstrations by professional singers offering engaging insights on repertory and technique.’ (Country Life magazine)
- Concert Duration:
- 2 hours