Festival 2014 Pre-performance Talks
Pre-performance talks are held in the Ebert Room
All of our pre-performance talks have been designed to enhance your enjoyment of the opera that follows. Each afternoon talk is presented by an operatic expert, lasts 45 minutes and costs £9.
Sunday 25 May at 2.35pm
Speaker: Marina Frolova-Walker
Marina is Reader in Music History at the Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge, and Fellow of Clare College. She received her Ph.D. from Moscow Conservatoire before moving to the UK. She is the author of Russian Music and Nationalism from Glinka to Stalin (Yale, 2007) and co-author (with Jonathan Walker) of Music and Soviet Power, 1917–32 (Boydell, 2012), and has written numerous scholarly articles and popular essays on Russian and Soviet music and culture.
Sunday 1 June at 2.05pm
Sunday 6 July at 2.35pm
La ﬁnta giardiniera
Speaker: Julian Rushton, Professor of Music, University of Leeds
Julian is Emeritus West Riding Professor of Music at the University of Leeds; he previously taught at the University of East Anglia and at Cambridge. He has published extensively on Gluck, Mozart, Berlioz, and Elgar, including the Mozart entries for The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, republished as a separate volume in 2007. His short biography 'Mozart, an Extraordinary Life' appeared in 2005 from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, and in 2006 he published a new volume on Mozart in the long-standing series The Master Musicians (Oxford University Press).
Sunday 13 July at 2.40pm
Speaker: Julian Johnson, Professor, University of London
Julian is Regius Professor at Royal Holloway, University of London, having formerly been Fellow and Tutor in Music at St Anne’s College, Oxford University (2001-07) and Lecturer in Music at the University of Sussex (1992-2001). He has published widely on music from the Classical era through to contemporary music, and is a regular guest on BBC Radio 3 and the BBC’s coverage of the Proms.
Sunday 3 August at 2.35pm
La ﬁnta giardiniera
Saturday 9 August at 3.45pm
Speaker: Dr Valeria DeLucca, Lecturer, University of Southampton
Valeria is a Lecturer in Music at the University of Southampton. She is the author of numerous studies on early modern Italian opera, patronage and visual aspects of the operatic production. She is currently completing a book on the Colonna family and their patronage of music and theatre during the second half of the seventeenth century.
Sunday 10 August at 3.20pm
Speaker: Roger Parker, Professor of Music, King's College, London
Roger is Professor of Music at King's College London, having previously taught at Cornell, Oxford and Cambridge. He is General Editor (with Gabriele Dotto) of the Donizetti critical edition, published by Ricordi. His most recent books are Remaking the Song: Operatic Visions and Revisions from Handel to Berio (University of California Press, 2006); and A History of Opera: The Last Four Hundred Years (Penguin, UK, and Norton, US, 2012), written jointly with Carolyn Abbate. He is now working on a book about music in London in the 1830s.
Dates & Times - Festival 2014 Pre-performance Talks
|Pre Performance Talk||Date||Talk Starts||Talk Finishes||Price|
|Eugene Onegin Talk||Sunday 25 May 2014||2:35pm||3:20pm||£9.00||Book Now|
|Der Rosenkavalier Talk||Sunday 1 June 2014||2:05pm||2:50pm||£9.00||Book Now|
|80th Anniversary History Talks||Sunday 8 June 2014||2:00pm||2:45pm||£9.00||Book Now|
|La finta giardiniera Talk||Sunday 6 July 2014||2:35pm||3:20pm||£9.00||Book Now|
|Don Giovanni Talk||Sunday 13 July 2014||2:40pm||3:25pm||£9.00||Book Now|
|80th Anniversary History Talks||Sunday 27 July 2014||2:00pm||2:45pm||£9.00||Book Now|
|La finta giardiniera Talk||Sunday 3 August 2014||2:35pm||3:20pm||£9.00||Book Now|
|Rinaldo Talk||Saturday 9 August 2014||3:45pm||4:30pm||£9.00||Book Now|
|La traviata Talk||Sunday 10 August 2014||3:20pm||4:05pm||£9.00||Book Now|
|80th Anniversary History Talks||Sunday 17 August 2014||2:15pm||3:00pm||£9.00||Book Now|