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Opera Prelude Singers’ Prize Masterclass with Della Jones

Tuesday 13 March 2018, 10.30am

Opera Prelude Singers’ Prize Masterclass with Della Jones

Now in its fifth year, the Opera Prelude Singers’ Prize offers one of our young singers the unique chance of private masterclasses with Della Jones, one of Great Britain’s...

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Opera Prelude: Accidents in Opera

Tuesday 8 May 2018, 10.30am

Opera Prelude: Accidents in Opera

The mishaps, mayhem and misfortune of productions, singers and theatres

Opera: the most complete art form, and (most of the time) a stunning blend of music, stagecraft, lighting and passion – but what happens when it all goes wrong? Ask any singer...

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Opera Prelude: Discussion and Masterclass with David Butt Philip & William Wallace

Tuesday 15 May 2018, 10.30am

Opera Prelude: Discussion and Masterclass with David Butt Philip & William Wallace

More details to follow.

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Opera Prelude: Don’t Look Back

Tuesday 20 March 2018, 10.30am

Opera Prelude: Don’t Look Back

Orpheus’s Adventures in Opera

Orpheus, the so-called father of song, has reached far from his classical roots to influence music and other art forms right up to the present day. His heady mixture of bravado,...

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Opera Prelude: From Sensibility to Sense

Tuesday 6 February 2018, 10.30am

Opera Prelude: From Sensibility to Sense

"The great escape from sentimentality in opera and literature of the 18th and 19th centuries"

Before beginning her current career as soprano and librettist, Becca Marriott read English at Oxford. In this lecture, she returns to her roots, using her extensive knowledge of...

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Opera Prelude: Genius and Tragedy

Tuesday 13 February 2018, 10.30am

Opera Prelude: Genius and Tragedy

"The lost and found letters of Giuseppe Verdi"

Following the recent rediscovery of private letters between Giuseppe Verdi and Salvadore Cammarano, Dr Simon Maguire of Sotheby’s will begin this morning’s lecture with the...

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Opera Prelude: Happily Never After

Tuesday 22 May 2018, 10.30am

Opera Prelude: Happily Never After

Why are we so drawn to operatic tragedy?

Tosca, plummeting to her doom from the roof of the Castel Sant’Angelo; Juliette, stabbing herself to be reunited with her dying lover Romeo; Rodrigo, shot in front of his...

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Opera Prelude: Jack Furness of Shadwell Opera

Tuesday 24 April 2018, 10.30am

Opera Prelude: Jack Furness of Shadwell Opera

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Opera Prelude: Masterclass and Discussion with Susan Bullock

Tuesday 27 March 2018, 10.30am

Opera Prelude: Masterclass and Discussion with Susan Bullock

Alex Otterburn (baritone) is one of Scottish Opera’s Emerging Artists for the 2017/18 season and is described by them as a 'name to watch'. He has most recently played the role...

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Opera Prelude: Masterclass with Janis Kelly

Tuesday 17 April 2018, 10.30am

Opera Prelude: Masterclass with Janis Kelly

Masterclass morning with Janis Kelly - heralded as a “singing actress of near genius” (Sunday Times). More details to follow.

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Opera Prelude: The Golden Age of the Imperial Theatres

Tuesday 1 May 2018, 10.30am

Opera Prelude: The Golden Age of the Imperial Theatres

Opera at the Mariinsky, 1890-1917

In this morning’s lecture, Dr Rosamund Bartlett and pianist Maria Levandovskaya take us back to the glory days of imperial St Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre, highlighting the...

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