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Becca Marriott : “The diva and the divas – Tosca and the women who have sung her”

Callie Swarbrick at Leighton House Museum

In this lecture, soprano Becca Marriott will examine one of the most iconic and misinterpreted heroines of the opera tradition: Tosca, the titular character from the opera by Giacomo Puccini. The lecture explores what drives her character and how the best-loved (and hated) divas of the past 125 years have created and interpreted her.

Referencing Puccini’s letters, Sardou’s tragic play and the opera’s historic context as well as the performances of singers such as Callas and Darclèe (for whom the role was created) and some of our more ‘love or hate’ contemporary divas. Becca will explore how the diva created by divas changes with every new realisation of her operatic life. She is joined by Natalie Burch on piano.

Details

Date:
March 21
Time
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cost:
£25.00
Website:
http://www.operaprelude.com

Venue

Caversham Room, Cadogan Hall
5 Sloane Terrace
London, SW1X 9DQ United Kingdom
Phone:
0207 730 4500
Website

Organizer

Opera Prelude
Phone:
07908894333
Email:
Website:
www.operaprelude.com

Other

Full Name
Hannah Jones
Email
marketing@operaprelude.com