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Opera Prelude:Jack Furness & Amy Lyddon – Shadwell Opera

Cadogan Hall5 Sloane Terrace, London, Greater London, SW1X 9DQ, United Kingdom
On Tuesday 24 April 2018 at 10:30

The Limits of Metaphor

Tuesday 24 April 2018 10:30-12:30

Artistic Director of Shadwell Opera and Herald Angel Award winner Jack Furness joins Opera Prelude Young Artist Amy Lyddon (mezzo-soprano) for an exciting journey through the interpretation of text and subtext in opera.

Director Jack Furness comes face to face with a particularly thorny interpretative question on a day to day basis: how literally should one interpret the text of an opera?
In this talk, he and fellow Cambridge graduate Amy Lyddon (mezzo-soprano) team up to explore how different interpretations of text can change the audience's perception of events and ask what this means for the relevance of opera in the 21st Century. Their discussion will be accompanied by the performance of well-loved opera arias from the 17th Century to the present day, including works by Handel and Mozart.

Shadwell Opera has produced a series of critically acclaimed, sold-out productions and, like Opera Prelude, involves a fine roster of young artists. Since 2014, its focus has been on seminal British works of the past half century in the context of a wider European modernism. For more information, please visit

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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