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May 2017
£25.00

“Fiction’s Fallen Women: from page to stage – Violetta & Manon”

May 2 | 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Caversham Room, Cadogan Hall,
5 Sloane Terrace
London, SW1X 9DQ United Kingdom
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“Fiction’s Fallen Women: from page to stage – Violetta & Manon"

Prévost’s L’Histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut made an outrageous appearance on the literary scene in 1731 detailing the exploits of the young, beautiful, and morally incorrigible Manon. Banned in France for its scandalous depiction of this unrepentant libertarian of a woman the novel became very popular and pirated editions were widely distributed. Manon’s love, won and lost with the wheel of Fortune, is presented as capricious, addictive and impossible. Indeed, upon reading Prévost’s novel in Dumas’…

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£25.00

The Golden Age of Russian Classical Music

May 10 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pushkin House,
5a Bloomsbury Square
London, WC1A 2TA United Kingdom
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Alex Otterburn

From Glinka to Rachmaninov: Exploring the evolution of Russian Classical style. The 19th century provided a great outpouring of classical music. Inspired by Russian folk stories and a need for a nationalist musical identity, a new language of music was born. With Callie Gaston (soprano), Alex Otterburn (baritone) and accompanied by Maria Levandovskaya (piano).

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£30.00

The Hidden Composers: Women Who Dared to Write Music in a Man’s World

May 16 | 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Kensington Central Library,
12 Phillimore Walk
London, W8 7RX United Kingdom
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With Anna Beer, soprano & mezzo, accompanied by Natalie Burch, piano. Anna Beer is a cultural historian and writer as well as Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford. She has recently published a long over-due book: “Sounds & Sweet Airs: The Forgotten Women of Classical Music” celebrating the musical legacy and hidden histories of eight remarkable women composers. From 17th century Florence to 20th century London, they created their music in public and private; in the Courts of the Medici’s…

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June 2017
£30.00

Barefoot Opera and Opera Prelude’s Young Singers

June 6 | 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Caversham Room, Cadogan Hall,
5 Sloane Terrace
London, SW1X 9DQ United Kingdom
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Jenny Miller

“A Sigh Becomes Song – Transforming Emotion” Jenny Miller, singer, director and founder of Barefoot Opera, returns to Opera Preludes to demonstrate the close relationship between instinct, emotional responses, everyday communication and the art of classical singing. With two brilliant young Opera Prelude singers, Jenny will take us through operatic examples from Monteverdi, Purcell, Mozart, Verdi and more to the present time, demonstrating how sighs, laughter, cries, and whispers translate into the gripping music-theatre that is the art of opera.…

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