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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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The Sixteen Choir and Orchestra

Wednesday 7 February 2018, 7.30pm

The Sixteen Choir and Orchestra

Vivaldi’s Gloria

Vivaldi’s Gloria is one of sacred music’s most uplifting choral works. Bach's Mass in G complements it perfectly, along with Vivaldi's Sinfonia from La Dorilla and Handel's...

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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National Youth Chamber Choir

Tuesday 20 February 2018, 7.30pm

National Youth Chamber Choir

Twenty Somethings

How great were the ‘great composers’ in their twenties? With music by twenty somethings including Purcell, Billy Joel, Vaughan Williams, and Britten.

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: 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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Choir of King's College, Cambridge

Wednesday 21 March 2018, 7.30pm

Choir of King's College, Cambridge

Works inspired the events of Lent and Holy Week including two great Stabat Mater settings, by Palestrina and Lassus, performed alongside Tallis’ dramatic Lamentations and motets...

Goldsmiths Choral Union

Friday 23 March 2018, 7.30pm

Goldsmiths Choral Union

Bach: St John Passion

Starkly dramatic, Bach’s great St John Passion is presented by one of London’s finest amateur choirs, Goldsmiths Choral Union. Sung in German, and with a superb group of...

Kingston Choral Society

Saturday 24 March 2018, 7.30pm

Kingston Choral Society

Bach: Mass in B minor

Kingston Choral Society returns to Cadogan Hall, alongside a superb quartet of soloists and the period instruments of The Purcell Orchestra, to perform Bach's Mass in B minor.

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: Jack Furness of Shadwell Opera

Tuesday 24 April 2018, 10.30am

Opera Prelude: Jack Furness of Shadwell Opera

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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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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

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