Past events in this series

“Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition”

Tuesday 27 September 2016, 10.30am

“Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition”

Violence, Religion, Power and Lust: Why did Spain prove such a fruitful backdrop for the most famous European composers of the 19th century? In this lecture, Becca will look...

“Opera - An Exotic and Irrational Entertainment”

Tuesday 4 October 2016, 10.30am

“Opera - An Exotic and Irrational Entertainment”

A countertenor masterclass and discussion morning with Michael Chance and Ben Williamson.

“The British Britten and The Second English Renaissance”

Tuesday 11 October 2016, 10.30am

“The British Britten and The Second English Renaissance”

The great success of European Romantic composers encouraged a "Renaissance" of English music, especially vocal music towards the end of the 20th century. Interest in British folk...

“Sing Act Move” - L’elisir d’amore workshop with Barefoot Opera

Tuesday 25 October 2016, 10.30am

“Sing Act Move” - L’elisir d’amore workshop with Barefoot Opera

With a short introductory talk led by Alice Privett on the background of Donizetti’s comic work we will discuss how the hilarious “drunken duet” developed. Jenny Miller, of...

“Send in the clowns - a journey through the ever elusive “Art” of Auditioning”

Tuesday 8 November 2016, 10.30am

“Send in the clowns - a journey through the ever elusive “Art” of Auditioning”

An Opera Awards Foundation Bursary winner, Ricardo Panela will talk about the life and times of an emerging young singer as he builds a career in opera. We will journey with him...

“Chabrier and Friends: Art and Music of the Parisian Golden Age”

Tuesday 15 November 2016, 10.30am

“Chabrier and Friends: Art and Music of the Parisian Golden Age”

Join us for an introduction to the explosion of Parisian artistic innovation that was the Belle Époque: a morning's journey linking art history and opera! Dr Demille will...

“Eugene Onegin: a representation of Russian music outside Russia”

Tuesday 29 November 2016, 10.30am

“Eugene Onegin: a representation of Russian music outside Russia”

Russian-born pianist and accompanist Maria Levandovskaya will take us through the plot of Eugene Onegin whilst discussing some of the main musical themes with illustrations from...

“Gloriana – A Short Recital of Glorious Operatic Gems”

Tuesday 6 December 2016, 10.30am

“Gloriana – A Short Recital of Glorious Operatic Gems”

in Celebration of the Monarchy and Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th Birthday

Opera Prelude Lecture Series 2016

Giving Young Singes a Start. Opera Prelude is a small charity, passionate about opera, with the needs of young singers at the heart of what we do. We believe that opera is for everyone whether you are new to opera or a seasoned aficionado – its affordable, friendly and inclusive events form a bridge across the footlights, introducing you to young opera singers and their diverse enriching art form.

Tickets available from Fiona Hamilton on 07908 894333 or www.operaprelude.com

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