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Opera Prelude: Verdi in Venice

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Cadogan Hall5 Sloane Terrace, London, Greater London, SW1X 9DQ, United Kingdom
On Tuesday 22 October 2019 at 10:30

Tuesday 22nd October 10:30-12:30

Ticket £30.
Booking information and further details from Fiona Hamilton Phone: 0208 183
7323 Email: operaprelude@gmail.com
Website: www.operaprelude.com

Venue: Cadogan Hall, Caversham Room, 5
Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ

Dr. Susan Rutherford and Opera Prelude’s young
artists

The Teatro La Fenice in Venice was one of the most
important theatres in Giuseppe Verdi’s early career, not only because of its
prestige but also because of its theatrical resources and relative openness to
innovation. Between 1844 and 1857, Verdi composed five operas for the theatre:
Ernani (1844), Attila (1846), Rigoletto (1851), La Traviata (1853), and Simon
Boccanegra (1857). In these works, Verdi experimented with new approaches to
operatic convention, and honed his development of the soprano and baritone
voices, evident in a series of remarkable duets

Susan Rutherford is Professor of Music at the University of
Manchester. Her publications include The New Woman and Her Sisters: Feminism
and Theatre, 1850–1914
(co-editor, 1992), The Prima Donna and Opera,
1815–1930
(Cambridge University Press, 2006), Verdi, Opera, Women
(Cambridge University Press, 2013), and London Voices 1820-1840: Vocal
Performers, Practices, Histories
(co-editor with Roger Parker, University
of Chicago Press, 2019), as well as numerous essays on voice, performance, and
nineteenth-century Italian opera. Her current project (funded by a three-year
Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship, 2016-2019) is entitled A History
of Voices: Singing in Britain 1690 to the Present.

Opera Prelude is a small charity 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
the future by way of recitals, concerts and masterclasses.

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