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Opera Prelude: The Golden Age of the Imperial Theatres

Cadogan Hall5 Sloane Terrace, London, Greater London, SW1X 9DQ, United Kingdom
On Tuesday 1 May 2018 at 10:30

Opera at the Mariinsky, 1890-1917

Tuesday 1st May 2018 : 10:30 - 12:30

Dr Rosamund Bartlett, Sophie Pullen (soprano) and Maria Levandovskaya (piano).

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 composers, directors, singers and conductors who helped to build its international reputation,illustrated with rare period photographs, set designs and historic recordings and set off with music from Tchaikovsky, Borodin and Glinka amongst others.

Rosamund Bartlett is a cultural historian of Russia with expertise in music, art, and literature. Her publications include Wagner and Russia and Victory Over the Sun, as well as biographies of Chekhov and Tolstoy.

Opera Prelude is a small charity passionate about supporting young professional opera singers who give lecture recitals in London.  These friendly and inclusive events will introduce you to the international opera singers of tomorrow by way of recitals, concerts and masterclasses.

£30 Booking information and further details from Fiona Hamilton on 0207 183 7323.Email  Website:




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