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Opera Prelude Autumn 2013 Lecture Season

The History of Opera: The History of the Voice

Venue: Caversham Room at Cadogan Hall


with Adriana Festeu

Following the evolution of vocal performance and operatic styles, this weekly course will also cover the chronological framework, historical and cultural background of operas and their composers.

Tuesday 1 October – Renaissance and Baroque
Tuesday 8 October – Classical Period and Italian Bel-Canto
Tuesday 15 October – Romanticism in France
Tuesday 29 October – Verismo in Italy
Tuesday 5 November – German and Russian Opera

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)

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Concert Duration:
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